• 40+ years as a financial journalist
  • Currently freelancing for The New York Times, where he writes about investing
  • Pulitzer prize-winning journalist who has written for various publications, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times


Randall Smith has been a financial journalist for more than four decades. He is currently a freelancer, writing about investing and Wall Street for The New York Times. Between 1981 and 2012, Randall was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where he covered real estate, money management, mergers, and Wall Street. Before this, Randall covered real estate for the business section of the New York Daily News, and was a reporter with the New York Post, covering city hall, city budgets, and municipal labor.

Randal won a Pulitzer in 2003 for a series of articles he wrote about corporate scandals, as well as a Polk Award in 2002 for his collaboration on work about abuses in IPO allocations by Wall Street firms.


Randall earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard University.