James Brewer Stewart (born c.1952 in Quincy, Illinois) is an American lawyer, journalist, and author.
A graduate of DePauw University and Harvard Law School, James B. Stewart is a member of the Bar of New York and Bloomberg Professor of Business and Economic Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In 1988, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for his articles in The Wall Street Journal about the 1987 dramatic upheaval in the stock market and insider trading. These writings led to the publishing of his best-selling work of non-fiction called Den Of Thieves that recounted the criminal conduct of Wall Street arbitrager Ivan Boesky and junk bond king, Michael Milken.
His 1999 factual work, Blind Eye: The Terrifying Story Of A Doctor Who Got Away With Murder, won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Award.
He is currently a contributor to The New Yorker and an Editor-at-Large for Smart Money magazine. Stewart also serves as the president of the board of trustees of his alma mater, DePauw