Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg

Formal First Name
1974 - present

Charles Duhigg is a two-time New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. Charles is a former columnist and senior editor for The New York Times, where he led the team that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for the series, "The iEconomy," a series of articles about the business practices of Apple and other technology companies. Previously, he was a Features and Business writer at The Los Angeles Times, where he wrote for the Outdoors section and covered the media and entertainment industries for the Business section. Charles speaks to a wide variety of audiences on topics ranging from how habits emerge and change within lives and companies to how idea brokers generate creativity.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • At The New York Times, he contributed to other series, including Golden Opportunities, The Reckoning, and Toxic Waters.

  • He has been a contributor to CNBC's This American Life, NPR's The Colbert Report, and PBS's NewsHour and Frontline.



  • 2007 George Polk Award

  • 2007 Heywood Broun Award

  • 2008 Hillman Prize

  • 2008 George Loeb Award

  • 2009 Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal

  • 2009 Scripps Howard National Journalism Award

  • 2010 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award

  • 2010 U.S. National Academies Communication Award

  • 2010 Society Environmental Journalists Investigative Reporting Award

  • 2020 - 2021 Business News Visionary Award


  • Charles's journalistic accomplishments have made him an in-demand speaker for various organizations.

  • He has spoken to audiences as varied as MIT, the SC Johnson Company, the Aspen Institute and the Pasadena Art and Science Festival.

  • He was a speaker at the UCLA School of Management, the Johnson Foundation, National Association of Science Teachers, and various Fortune 500 companies.