James B. Stewart is one of the 2023 inductees into the LGBTQ+ Journalists Hall of Fame. James B. Stewart is currently a contributor to The New Yorker and a columnist for The New York Times, as well as an award-winning author, attorney and educator. In 2007 he was ranked 21st on Out magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America.” Born in Quincy, Illinois, Stewart is a graduate of DePauw University and Harvard Law School while also serving as Bloomberg Professor of Business and Economic Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In 1988, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for his articles in The Wall Street Journal about the 1987 dramatic upheaval in the stock market and insider trading. These writings led to the publishing of his best-selling nonfiction book, Den of Thieves, that chronicled the criminal conduct of Wall Street arbitrager Ivan Boesky and junk bond king, Michael Milken. His 1999 work, “Blind Eye: The Terrifying Story of a Doctor Who Got Away with Murder,” won the 2000 Edgar Award in the Best Fact Crime category. “DisneyWar,” his 2005 book on Michael Eisner’s reign at Disney, won the Gerald Loeb Award for Best Business Book.