Bill Sternberg became editorial page editor of USA TODAY in 2015, after serving as deputy editorial page editor since 2004. Previously, as senior assignment editor and Washington editor, Sternberg planned and executed coverage of the Clinton impeachment scandal, the 2000 election and recount, the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Before joining USA TODAY in 1997, he was Washington bureau chief for Thomson Newspapers and a reporter for The (Syracuse) Post-Standard and Crain’s New York Business. He is the co-author of Feeding Frenzy: The Inside Story of Wedtech (Holt: 1988), and his prizes include the John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism (“Cooked Books,” The Atlantic Monthly, 1992). He was born in 1956 in Brooklyn, N.Y., grew up in Guilderland, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. degree in American Studies.