Joe Sharkey's work appears in major national and international publications. Previously, he was a staff columnist and reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, a reporter and editor for the now defunct Philadelphia Bulletin, and a reporter and assistant national editor for the Wall Street Journal. For 19 years, he has been a freelance weekly columnist for the New York Times, the last 16 as the business travel columnist.
On Sept. 29, 2006, he was one of seven people on a business jet who survived a mid-air collision with a 737 over the Amazon. All 154 on the 737 died. His report on the crash appeared on the front page of the New York Times and later in the Sunday Times of London magazine.
Joe is the author of six books, two in development as movies. He is also an adjunct professor at the School of Journalism, University of Arizona.
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