Eric Reguly is the European bureau chief for The Globe and Mail and is based in Rome.
Since 2007, when he moved to Europe, Eric has spent about half of his time covering economic, financial and environmental stories, ranging from the euro zone crisis and the bank bailouts to the rise and fall of Russia's oligarchs and several UN climate summits. He also covered the Arab Spring in Tunisia, the Athens riots during the financial crisis, the London and Sochi Olympics, the 2013 papal conclave and Pope Francis's apology tour to the Indigenous groups in Canada in 2022, many national elections, the economic and political turmoil in Lebanon, the threats to the Egyptian Nile and several NATO summits. Since late 2022, he has been one of The Globe and Mail reporters covering the Ukraine war.
In Europe, he is also a regular guest on Canadian and American radio and TV programs, including CBC, CTV and San Francisco’s KALW, and gives speeches about business issues. In recent years, he has been a judge for the Prix Italia, an international TV, radio and web competition. He is a contributor to Corporate Knights, an international clean capitalism magazine.
Before his European assignment, Eric wrote the paper's main business and economics column from Toronto; he still writes a weekly column today. He has also co-hosted a daily business TV program on BNN, and wrote a regular column for Time Canada.
Eric has won several awards for his work, including, in 2007, the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism. He was co-winner in 2010 of a National Newspaper Award and has twice been an NNA runner-up in the columnist category. In 2010, he won gold in Canada's National Magazine Awards and took silver in 2015. He won gold in Canada for commentary from SABEW (the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing) in 2015. In 2020, he won another gold for commentary from SABEW and took silver in the long feature category.
He has contributed to several books, including Orange Alert, a remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and Beautiful Destruction, an essay and photo book on the Alberta oil sands. His book Ghosts of War: Chasing My Father’s Legend Through Vietnam, was published by Sutherland House Books in 2022. He is planning other book projects.
Eric joined The Globe and Mail in late 1997. He has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French Literature and a Masters in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. Previous employers include The Times of London, the Financial Post in its New York and London bureaus, the Financial Times of Canada and Alberta Report magazine.
Eric was born in Vancouver, grew up in Toronto, Washington, D.C. and Rome, and has Canadian and Italian citizenship.
Why did you become a journalist?
Afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.
Years in Journalism
Years at The Globe and Mail
Masters in Journalism, University of Western Ontario
BA (Honours) English and French literature UWO Ontario
Ontario Securities Course
Honours & Awards
National Magazine Award, 2013
National Newspaper Award, 2010
National Magazine Award, 2010
Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism, 2007
Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (Italy); Associazione della Stampa Estera In Italia; Member of the Sala Stampa Santa Sede (Vatican press association).
English, Italian, some French