Amanda Bennett is executive editor/projects and investigations for Bloomberg News. She was editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer from June, 2003, to November, 2006, and prior to that was editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. She also served for three years as managing editor/projects for The Oregonian in Portland. Bennett served as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal for more than 20 years. A graduate of Harvard College, she held numerous posts at the paper, including auto industry reporter in Detroit in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Pentagon and State Department reporter, Beijing correspondent, management editor/reporter, national economics correspondent and, finally, chief of the Atlanta bureau until 1998, when she moved to The Oregonian. She served as co-Chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2010. Bennett shared the Prize for national reporting with her Journal colleagues, and in 2001 led a team from The Oregonian to a Pulitzer for public service. She is on the board of the Loeb Awards. Projects by the Bloomberg P&I team have won numerous awards, including Loeb, Polk, Barlett & Steele, Headliners, Society of American Business Editors and Writers and Overseas Press Club Awards.
She is the author of six books including In Memoriam (1998), co-authored with Terence B. Foley; The Man Who Stayed Behind (1993), co-authored with Sidney Rittenberg; and Death of the Organization Man (1991). The Cost of Hope, her memoir of the battle she and Foley, her late husband, fought against his kidney cancer, was published in June 2012 by Random House. Her piece for Bloomberg, "End-of-Life Warning at $618,616 Makes Me Wonder Was It Worth It", inspired the book.
She is a member of The Pennsylvania Women’s Forum. She is on the board of the American Society of News Editors, on the board of advisers of the Temple University Press, and on the board of directors of the Philadelphia Public Interest Information Network and of the Rosenbach Museum, a Philadelphia museum of rare books.