David Greising is business columnist and chief business correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. In September, 2008, he resumed writing a column that first ran in the Tribune from 1998 to 2003. As chief business correspondent, Greising is the newspaper's lead writer on globalization and the intersection of politics, business and economics.
Greising's opinion column features analysis of business and economic news and their impact on readers. Re-launched as the 2008 financial crisis was first exploding, his column has offered incisive and timely analysis of events. In its first iteration beginning in 1998, Greising's column offered comment on the Enron debacle, strategic challenges at McDonald's, Sears, United Airlines and Motorola, and unethical conduct at Florsheim Shoe Co. Greising traveled to New York following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to write columns about the impact on the country and its economy.
As chief business correspondent, Greising has traveled to China to write about counterfeit drugs, preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games, and the growth of Chinese multinationals. He has written about climate change from the Amazonian rainforest, and WTO talks from the scene of the Seattle riots. Greising has authored in-depth series about the responses to climate change, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, challenges to Google's business strategy, and BP's response to major environmental accidents in the U.S.
Greising previously worked for BusinessWeek, both as its Atlanta bureau chief and in the Chicago bureau. He was a business reporter and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. He is the author of two business books: "I'd Like the World to Buy a Coke: The Life and Leadership of Robert Goizueta" and "Brokers, Bagmen and Moles: Fraud and Corruption in the Chicago Futures Market," co-authored by Laurie Morse.
In broadcast journalism, Greising is a contributor to "848," a news magazine program on WBEZ-FM, National Public Radio's Chicago affiliate. He appears frequently on WTTW, the Chicago affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service, as well as WGN radio and television.
Born in Chicago, Greising is a graduate of DePauw University. He and his wife, Cynthia Hedges Greising, are co-authors of the children's book "Toys Everywhere!"