Bryan Burrough is an American author and correspondent for Vanity Fair. He has written five books Barbarians at the Gate , Vendetta American Express and the Smearing of Edmond Safra , Dragonfly , Public Enemies and The Big Rich . Burrough was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Dallas, Texas between 1983 and 1992. He has written for Vanity Fair since 1992. While a Wall Street Journal reporter, he won the Gerard Loeb Award for excellence in financial journalism three times. Burrough has written a number of book reviews and OpEd articles for publications such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post. He has also made appearances on Today, Good Morning America, and many documentaries.
He stated in a Book TV interview on CSPANwith Joe Barton that he was born in Memphis, Tennessee but moved to Temple, Texas when he was seven years old.