Gerald F. Seib is the executive Washington editor of The Wall Street Journal, where he writes the weekly “Capital Journal” column. Previously the Washington bureau chief and political editor of the Journal, he reported on the Middle East for the Journal in the mid-1980s, and covered the White House from 1987 through 1992. He has moderated three presidential debates, and interviewed every president since Ronald Reagan.
He was part of a team of reporters and editors that won the Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news category for coverage of 9/11. In 2005, he won the William Allen White Foundation national citation, and in 2009 the National Press Club’s award for political analysis, and also was the recipient of the Merriman Smith award for coverage of the presidency, the Aldo Beckman Award for coverage of the White House and the Gerald R. Ford Foundation Prize. He has been a commentator on CNBC, PBS’s Washington Week, CBS’s Face the Nation, Fox News Sunday and NBC’s Meet the Press.
Mr. Seib is author of We Should Have Seen It Coming: From Reagan to Trump, a Front-Row Seat to a Political Revolution, and, with John Harwood, of Pennsylvania Avenue: Profiles in Backroom Power. He has served as president of the Gridiron Club and Chair of the National Press Foundation. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, and he and his wife, journalist Barbara Rosewicz, who now is state fiscal health project director for The Pew Charitable Trusts, have three sons.