Paul M. Barrett

Paul M. Barrett

Assistant Managing Editor and Senior Writer, Bloomberg Businessweek

Paul M. Barrett grew up in northern New Jersey where he attended public schools. As an undergraduate at Harvard College, he served as president of the Crimson. After a detour through Harvard Law School, where he received a J.D. in 1987, Mr. Barrett returned to journalism and for many years wrote about legal affairs for The Wall Street Journal before branching out into more varied feature and investigative reporting. Mr. Barrett is currently an assistant managing editor and senior writer at Bloomberg Businessweek, where he has written cover articles on the college sports business, the gun industry, the concussion crisis in pro football, the decline of NASA, oil trading in the Georgian Republic, presidential politics, intrigue in Warren Buffett’s inner circle, and the world’s largest chain of funeral homes. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Glock: The Rise of America’s GunAmerican Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion, and The Good Black: A True Story of Race in America. He and his wife, Julie Cohen, live in New York with a dachshund named Beau.