Mr. Areddy began reporting for the U.S. newspaper and Dow Jones & Co. in the late 1980s and has written stories for many sections of The Journal and its affiliate publications. He has appeared on radio and television and spoken at universities. In China, his coverage has focused on trends in business, politics, security, society, environment and broadly the pressures that have arisen from the country's massive economic transformation and its great impact on the wider world.
He moved to Shanghai in 2002 after a scholarship year at California's Stanford University as part of the program John S. Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists. Previously, Mr. Areddy spent over eight years based in Hong Kong for Dow Jones, where he reported throughout Asia. His journalism career began in New York City with The Journal and Dow Jones. Previous work included research at a bank, staff of a sportscasting association, table service in restaurants and cabby behind the wheel of a yellow taxi in New York City.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Business Administration at Marquette University, where he specialized in finance and marketing.
Born in June 1963, Mr. Areddy is a U.S. citizen and Toledo, Ohio native. He speaks Mandarin Chinese. Mr. Areddy is married to a fashion designer and the couple has a daughter.