Charles Duhigg is an investigative reporter in The New York Times’ business section, where he is currently pursuing The iEconomy series, which explores the global economy through the technology company Apple, and focuses on the company’s overseas labor practices, tax policies and other topics. He is also the author of the recently released bestseller The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.
Charles joined The New York Times in 2006 after three years at The Los Angeles Times, where he wrote for the Outdoors section, covered the media and entertainment industries and reported from Iraq. Before becoming a full-time journalist, he worked as an analyst for American Property Global Partners, a private equity firm, where he evaluated and negotiated real estate acquisitions. He was the co-founder and CEOof SWPA Education Management Group LLC, which developed medical education programs that trained physician assistants and nurse practitioners to work in medically underserved areas. That company was sold in 2002.
In 2010 and 2009, his series “Toxic Waters” won the Society of Professional Journalists’ Public Service Award, a National Journalism Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Medal, recognition from the National Academies of Science and the Kavli Science Journalism award. He was part of a 2009 Pulitzer finalist team for coverage of the financial crisis and received the Gerald Loeb Award for his coverage. Also in 2009, he won a “Best in Business” award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
He received a degree from Yale University in 1997 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2003