James V. Grimaldi is an investigative reporter with the Wall Street Journal and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 2006 for his work on the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal.[1][2]


He attended the University of Missouri[1] at Columbia and became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.


Grimaldi joined The Washington Post in 2000. His work has focused on accountability stories about Congress, politicians, presidential campaigns, D.C. public schools, the Washington Redskins, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Zoo, and any other areas. He also worked "The Hidden Life of Guns" series. His work here won him the Freedom of Information medal awarded by Investigative Reporters and Editors in 2011. He has been a Knight-Bagehot fellow in business journalism.[2]

He taught a course at Princeton University in 2007-8.[3] At Princeton, he has been a Ferris Professor of Journalism.[2]


  1. ^ a b "The 2006 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Investigative Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "James V. Grimaldi". Washington Post. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Professors of Journalism - Roster of Professors, 1964-2010". Princeton University. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011.