Samuel Enriquez

B.A., Economics, 1985

Samuel Enriquez

Sam Enriquez is a senior editor of enterprise for the Wall Street Journal. He joined the paper in 2007 as national news editor. He worked at the Los Angeles Times for 22 years as a reporter, assistant city editor, and city editor. As an editor, he directed coverage that earned the Times two Pulitzer Prizes in breaking news, the first in 1998 for stories on the 1997 North Hollywood shootout between police and gunmen after a botched bank robbery, and then for coverage of the 2003 California wildfires.

After first brushing up on his Spanish, he prepared for a farreaching assignment in 2005: foreign correspondent in Mexico City. He covered Mexico’s 2006 presidential election, the drug wars, immigration, economics, and hurricanes for the Times