|Born December 7, 1947, the daughter of a
blacksmith in Matador, Texas, House is a
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and former
publisher of The Wall Street Journal and
President of Dow Jones International. She was
awarded a Pulitzer Prize in international
reporting in 1984 for a series of interviews
with Jordan's King Hussein covering the Middle
East. In 2002 House was appointed publisher of
the Wall Street Journal. She is a board
member of both the Council on Foreign Relations
and Boston University.
Elliott House retired in 2006 as publisher of
The Wall Street Journal, senior vice president
of Dow Jones & Company, and a member of the
company’s executive committee. She is a broadly
experienced business executive with particular
expertise and experience in international
affairs stemming from a distinguished career as
a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and editor.
She is author of
On Saudi Arabia: Its People,
Past, Religion, Fault Lines—and Future,
published in September 2012 by Knopf.
On Saudi Arabia is a portrait of Saudi
society and culture and examines the fragility
of the ruling regime and represents three
decades of reporting in this shrouded kingdom.
During a 32-year career with Dow Jones and The
Wall Street Journal, Elliott House also served
as foreign editor, diplomatic correspondent, and
energy correspondent based in Washington D.C.
Her journalism awards include a Pulitzer Prize
for international reporting for coverage of the
Middle East , two Overseas Press Club awards for
coverage of the Middle East and of Islam and the
Edwin M. Hood award for Excellence in Diplomatic
Reporting for a series on Saudi Arabia.
has served and continues to serve on multiple
non-profit boards including the Rand Corp.,
where she is chairman of the board, the
Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign
Relations, the Asia Society, the German-American
Council, and Boston University. She also is a
member of the advisory board of the College of
Communication at the University of Texas. She is
a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin
where in 1996 she was the recipient of the
University’s “Distinguished Alumnus” award. She
studied and taught at Harvard University’s
Institute of Politics and she holds honorary
degrees from Pepperdine University (2013),
Boston University (2003) and Lafayette College
(1992). She also is a fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Elliott House is a senior fellow at Harvard
Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and