Reed Albergotti is a San Francisco-based reporter for The Wall Street Journal. He is also the son of a fanatic amateur cyclist who served as the director of cycling competition in the 1984 Olympics. An accomplished bike racer himself, Reed speaks the sport’s odd language and follows its strange customs.
Vanessa O’Connell, an award-winning reporter at The Wall Street Journal for 17 years, has covered tobacco, alcohol, guns, insider trading and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Based in New York, she frequently writes about the go-getters and risk-takers who are the embodiment of the American Dream.