William (Bill) Patalon III is the Executive Editor and Senior Research Analyst for Money Morning. Before he moved into the investment research business in December 2005, Bill spent 22 years as a journalist, most of it covering financial news as a reporter, columnist, and editor that included stints with Gannett Co. Inc., and The Baltimore Sun.
Bill has covered finance and investing, economics, manufacturing, the defense sector, biotechnology, and telecommunications. The companies he’s covered include Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Harley-Davidson, Caterpillar, Westinghouse Electric, Verizon, MedImmune, and Black & Decker.
His most-memorable interviews include: former President Richard M. Nixon, General Electric CEO John F. “Jack” Welch, Forbes magazine publisher and former Presidential candidate Steve Forbes, and business-turnaround specialist and helicopter-industry pioneer Stanley Hiller Jr.
It was Bill’s work covering Eastman Kodak Co. during the latter half of the 1990s that solidified his reputation as one of the nation’s top analytical business journalists. With his award-winning reports on Kodak’s competitive travails, he consistently scooped his competitors in the national business media. His chronicles of Kodak’s turnaround efforts took him to China, Japan, Silicon Valley, New York, Washington, D.C., and even Hollywood.
Along the way he earned the esteem of heavyweights like Anthony Gallea, Senior Portfolio Management Director at Morgan Stanley, who collaborated on Bill’s 1999 ground-breaking book Contrarian Investing.
Bill’s ideas so impressed Jim Rogers that the hedge fund genius eagerly wrote a glowing six-page introduction to the book.
A winner of approximately two dozen journalism awards – including top honors from The Associated Press and the prestigious Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) – Bill has had his work featured in Kiplinger’s personal finance magazine, USA Today, and The South China Morning Post, among other publications
Before taking over Money Morning, he served as the editor of The Rebound Report, an investment newsletter focusing on turnaround stocks.
Today Bill is the creator and editor of Private Briefing. Members get all the expert analysis and exclusive scoops he can’t publish… and some of the most valuable picks that turn up in Bill’s closed-door sessions with editors and experts.
Bill has a BA in Print Journalism from Penn State University, and an MBA in finance from the Rochester Institute of Technology.