David A. Vise David A. Vise was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a 1982 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and has earned an MBA from the Wharton School, as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Literary Letters from Cumberland University. A former Wall Street investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co., Vise also studied at the London School of Economics. He started his career in journalism at The Tennessean, first as a copyboy and later as an intern reporter. Eventually he became a reporter for The Washington Post and covers the FBI and the Justice Department.
Vise won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for a four-part Washington Post series, "The Man from Wall Street: John Shad's Reign at the SEC," and received the 1990 Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, the 1992 Distinguished Alumnus Award from University School of Nashville, and numerous awards from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association for coverage of the nation's capital city.
He is the coauthor of "Eagle on the Street," a book about the Securities and Exchange Commission and Wall Street's insider trading scandal of the 1980s. He is also working on a movie based on "The Bureau and the Mole", in development from Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney's Touchstone Pictures.