Sunday, November 04, 2007

Mary Pilon: The Mini Memoir

Mary Pilon is a native of Eugene, Ore., where she got her start working for her hometown paper, the Register-Guard and reading comic books about journalists.

In June 2008, Mary started at
The Wall Street Journal, where she's currently on staff as a reporter based in New York City. She covers various aspects of personal finance and the financial crisis for print and online editions and regularly appears on national TV and radio. Among her lesser-known accomplishments: bringing
slugs, yo-yos, the NYSE movie room and the word "poo" to the Journal's front page.

Mary covered student activism and the 2004 presidential election for NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News. She's interned at New York Magazine, USA Today and Mary has also worked as a singing ice cream server, nanny and elf.

She's an honors graduate of New York University's College of Arts and Science with double majors in Politics and Journalism and a minor in Spanish language. She spent over a year abroad in Spain, Russia and China.

Her work has garnered awards from the NY Society of Professional Journalists, the Freedom Forum, the Hearst Foundation and NYU's Journalism School.

Her grandmother claims to be her biggest fan.