Bryan Burrough

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Bryan Burrough
Burrough in 2004
Burrough in 2004
Born (1961-08-13) August 13, 1961 (age 58)
Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationAuthor, Reporter, Correspondent
Alma materUniversity of Missouri
Notable worksPublic Enemies, Barbarians at the Gate

Bryan Burrough (born August 13, 1961 in Tennessee) is an American author and correspondent for Vanity Fair.[1] He has written six books. Burrough was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Dallas, Texas, between 1983 and 1992, he has written for Vanity Fair since 1992.[1] While a Wall Street Journal reporter, he won the Gerard Loeb Award for excellence in financial journalism three times. Burrough has written a number of book reviews and OpEd articles for publications such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post, he has also made appearances on "Today", "Good Morning America", and many documentaries.[1]

He is credited as consultant on the films Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) and Public Enemies (2009). [2]


Burrough obtained his degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1983.[1]


He stated in a Book TV interview on C-SPAN 2 with Joe Barton that he was born in Memphis, Tennessee but moved to Temple, Texas when he was seven years old, he lived in Summit, New Jersey with his wife Marla and their two sons, Dane and Griffin, until they divorced. He now lives in Texas.


Books non-fiction

Other writing:

  • "Death and Taxes" (February 2009)


  • Public Enemies (2009). Was based on his book Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34


  • 1989 Gerald Loeb Award for Deadline and/or Beat Writing for coverage of the RJR Nabisco buyout (shared with John Helyar)[3]
  • 1991 Gerald Loeb Award for Large Newspapers for the story "The Vendetta"[4]
  • 1994 Gerald Loeb Award for Magazines for the story "Divided Dynasty"[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Bio at Bryan Burrough". Bryan Burrough. Archived from the original on April 13, 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "Bryan Burrough". Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  3. ^ "Historical Winners List". UCLA Anderson School of Management. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  4. ^ Thomson, Susan (June 1991). "Loeb Winners Announced" (PDF). The Business Journalist. 30 (1). Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. p. 3. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "2 Times Staffers Win Gerald Loeb Awards". Los Angeles Times. May 10, 1994. Retrieved February 1, 2019.

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