Gary Putka

Executive Editor

Gary Putka is a Boston-based editor at The Wire. Previously, he was an editor at The Wall Street Journal. As an editor at The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Putka managed reporting teams that won or contributed to four Pulitzer Prizes, four George Polk Awards and numerous other laurels for stories on business and philanthropic fraud, college admissions preferences for white applicants, deadly diet pills, crimes in cardiology, criminal-justice miscarriages, and more. As a reporter, he won the grand prize in the Benjamin Fine Awards for Outstanding Education Reporting for exposing pervasive cheating at an elite Pittsburgh high school, and his stories on collegiate price-fixing prompted a U.S. Justice Department investigation and consent decree against Ivy League schools.