Tom Wright is a notable investigative journalist and Pulitzer finalist. With over 20 years experience, he is now speaking around the world about financial crime. Establishing his career in Jakarta, Wright was the paper’s correspondent at the time of increasingly tense US relations, culminating in the killing of Osama Bin Laden. He was one of the first journalists to arrive at the scene of the raid in which Navy SEALs killed the world’s most wanted man. He is a Pulitzer finalist, a Loeb winner, and has garnered numerous awards from the Society of Publishers in Asia, which in 2016 named him "Journalist of the Year." He speaks English, Malay, French and Italian.
TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting, Jul 2016
This was an inaugural prize from TRACE, an anti-graft body, four our work on the global 1MDB corruption scandal.
Gerald Loeb Award - International Reporting, Jun 2016
We won financial and business journalism's top prize for our reporting on the global 1MDB corruption scandal.
SOPA - Journalist of the year/Breaking news, Jun 2016
Asia's top journalism award for our coverage of the global 1MDB corruption scandal.
Pulitzer finalist in category of international reporting, Apr 2016
Our coverage of the global 1MDB corruption scandal was a Pulitzer finalist in the category of international reporting http://on.wsj.com/1pc6PPg.
SOPA - Women's issues, Jun 2014
Sigma Delta Chi award for foreign correspondence, 2013
Led coverage of Bangladesh factory collapse that killed over 1,000 people, winning the SPJ's prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award for foreign correspondence. http://www.spj.org/sdxa13.asp
SOPA - Business reporting, Jun 2012
SOPA - Feature writing, Jun 2003
Feature-writing award for a series of articles on East Timor's independence.