James B. Stewart was the Bloomberg professor of business journalism. He taught in the business section of the M.A. program.
He is the author of eleven books, including the national best-seller, “DisneyWar,” an account of Michael Eisner's tumultuous reign at America's best known entertainment company. He is also the author of national bestsellers “Den of Thieves,” about Wall Street in the 80s, “Blind Eye”, an investigation of the medical profession, and “Blood Sport”, about the Clinton White House. “Follow the Story: How to Write Successful Nonfiction,” was inspired by his classes at Columbia. “Heart of a Soldier,” named the best non-fiction book of 2002 by Time magazine, recounts the remarkable life of Rick Rescorla, a victim in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. His most also authored “Tangled Web.”
He wrote for the New York Times and contributed regularly to The New Yorker. He was formerly "Page One" Editor of The Wall Street Journal.
Stewart is the recipient of a 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Wall Street Journal articles on the 1987 stock market crash and the insider trading scandal. He is also the winner of the George Polk award and two Gerald Loeb awards. “Blind Eye” was the winner of the 2000 Edgar Allan Poe Award given annually by the Mystery Writers of America. In 2005, “DisneyWar” was named a finalist for the first annual Financial Times/Goldman Sachs business book of the year award.
Stewart is a graduate of Harvard Law School and DePauw University. He was born and attended public schools in Quincy, Illinois.