Ms. Pruitt spent nearly 12 years at Dow Jones Newswires where she reported on a broad spectrum of financial markets, most notably Latin American, Eastern European and African sovereign debt markets. She regularly broke stories related to Argentina’s 2001 financial crisis and led coverage on transformative bond covenants. Ms. Pruitt also spearheaded coverage of closed-end funds and annuities for the newswires and was part of the reporting team that won the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Real-Time Media Breaking News Award in 2005.
A native of Berkeley, California, Ms. Pruitt holds a M.A. in Public Affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. in Sociology and Mass Communications from the University of California at Berkeley.