Neil King, Jr.
Neil King Jr. is the global economics editor and deputy Washington bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. He has traveled widely around the United States for the past several years, tracking candidates and talking to voters in the build-up to the 2012 presidential election. Previously, King worked in the Journal's Washington bureau covering foreign policy, intelligence, terrorism, international trade, and the oil industry.
In the 1990s, he spent nearly seven years as a Journal correspondent in Europe, first in Prague and later in Brussels. During those years, he covered a wide swath of subjects ranging from the post-Communist transition in Eastern Europe, the birth of the European single currency, and the war in Kosovo. He traveled and wrote extensively throughout the continent, reporting from Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Poland, Hungary, and frequently from the Balkans. King earned a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago, and a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Columbia University in New York. He was part of the Journal team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of Sept. 11.
A Boulder native and graduate of Boulder High, King is married to Shailagh Murray, a former Washington Post political reporter, who now works in the White House as deputy chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden.