During nearly 20 years at the Los Angeles Times, Mr. Mulligan led the newspaper’s coverage of the trials of Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling and lifestyles maven Martha Stewart. Days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2005, he was in New Orleans reporting on the economic aftermath. The previous year, on assignment to Baghdad, he wrote about kidnappings and bombings as well as efforts to revive the Iraq Stock Exchange.
As a Wall Street reporter, Mr. Mulligan covered scandals involving WorldCom, Adelphia Communications, Tyco International, and former New York Stock Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso. He was a member of Los Angeles Times reporting teams that won Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of the Northridge earthquake in 1995 and the Los Angeles riots in 1993. Earlier, as a business writer for the Providence Journal, Mr. Mulligan won the national Penney-Missouri Consumer Affairs Award for investigative reporting on credit-card fraud.
A Boston native, he holds an A.B. in English from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and a M.B.A. from the University of Rhode Island.