Tim Higgins

Tim Higgins

Formal First Name

Tim Higgins is a Reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where he focuses on the technology and auto industries. His award-winning journalism career has put him at the heart of some of the biggest corporate stories of this generation, including the bankruptcy of General Motors and the rise of Tesla. Prior to joining WSJ in 2016, he worked for Bloomberg News and covered Apple and General Motors as well as politics in the United States.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Higgins has won or been part of teams that have won several Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing awards.
  • Those honors include two SABEW awards for reporting on Elon Musk and driverless cars for the Journal.
  • He has received an honorable mention from the Loeb Awards.
  • He has been a five-time finalist for the Livingston Award. 


  • Higgins began covering the auto industry for the Detroit Free Press. 
  • While at Bloomberg News, he wrote three Businessweek cover stories in 18 months and broke the news that GM would name Mary Barra as the first female CEO of a global automaker. 
  • He regularly appears on CNBC as an on-air contributor