Joseph Nocera is a business columnist for “The New York Times”, and a staff writer for “The New York Times Magazine”, specializing in business stories. Prior to joining the “Times”, Nocera served as the editorial director of “Fortune Magazine”, columnist for “GQ” and “Esquire”, and contributing editor at “Newsweek”. He is a regular business commentator for NPR’s “Weekend Edition with Scott Simon”.
Nocera has won two Gerald Loeb awards and three John Hancock awards for excellence in business journalism. His 1994 book, “A Piece of the Action: How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class”, won the New York Public Library’s 1995 Helen Bernstein Award as the best non-fiction book of the year. He anchored the 1997 “Frontline” documentary, “Betting on the Market”, which aired on PBS, and, in 2003, edited “The Smartest Guys in the Room”, the best-selling book about Enron.