Joe Nocera became a business columnist for The New York Times in April 2005. Mr. Nocera also contributes to The New York Times Magazine as a business writer. In addition to his work at The Times, he serves as a regular business commentator for NPR's "Weekend Edition" with Scott Simon.
Mr. Nocera's Saturday column, "Talking Business," ranges widely over the world of business, covering everything from Home Depot's annual meeting to Boeing's comeback to his off-beat musings about his broken iPod. Slate magazine says that his column "demystifies the world of business with original thinking, brainy reporting and the ability to see around corners."
Mr. Nocera has won two Gerald Loeb awards and three John Hancock awards for excellence in business journalism. His book, "A Piece of the Action: How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class," (Touchstone, 1995) won the New York Public Library's 1995 Helen Bernstein Award as the best non-fiction book of the year. He was a Pulitzer finalist in 2007.
Mr. Nocera earned a B.S. in journalism from Boston University in 1974. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and lives in New York City.