Gigot in 2015
|Born||May 24, 1955|
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
|Occupation||Political analyst, journalist|
Paul Anthony Gigot (; born May 24, 1955) is an American Pulitzer Prize winning conservative political commentator and editor of the editorial pages for The Wall Street Journal. He is also the moderator of the public affairs television series Journal Editorial Report, a program reflecting the Journals editorial views which airs on Fox News Channel.
Paul Gigot was born in San Antonio, Texas, and he and his family moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin not long afterward. He is Roman Catholic and attended Catholic schools for 12 years. He graduated from Abbot Pennings High School in De Pere, Wisconsin in 1973.
Prior to becoming an editor at The Wall Street Journal, Gigot spent 14 years writing the column "Potomac Watch". His career at the Journal began in 1980, when he became a reporter covering Chicago, Illinois. Two years later he became the paper's Asia correspondent in Hong Kong. While in Hong Kong in 1984, Gigot was placed in charge of The Wall Street Journal Asia.
In 2017, Gigot was alleged to have forced out junior colleague Mark Lasswell from The Wall Street Journal the previous summer, after Lasswell continued to publish op-eds critical of Donald Trump. Gigot refused to comment on the personnel change.