Mary Anastasia O’Grady writes “The Americas,” a weekly column on politics, economics and business in Latin America and Canada that appears every Monday in the Journal. Ms. O’Grady joined the paper in August 1995 and became senior editor in December 1999. She was appointed to the editorial board in November 2005. She is also a board member of the Indianapolis-based Liberty Fund. .
In 2012, Ms. O’Grady won the Walter Judd Freedom Award from the Fund for American Studies. In 2009, Ms. O’Grady received the Thomas Jefferson Award from the Association of Private Enterprise Education. In 2005, Ms. O’Grady won the International Policy Network’s Bastiat Prize for Journalism for her stories about the World Bank, the underground economy in Brazil, and the bad economic advice the United States often gives to developing countries. ‘Latin America. In 1997, Ms. O’Grady won the Inter American Press Association’s Daily Gleaner Award for editorial commentary.
Ms. O’Grady holds a BA in English from Assumption College and an MBA in Financial Management from Pace University.