Chris Powell has been a career journalist since graduating from high school in 1967. At the University of Connecticut from 1967 to 1972, Powell worked in the production, circulation, and news departments at the Journal Inquirer. He left U Conn a semester short of graduation to work for the newspaper full-time as a news reporter, wire editor, and news editor. He became managing editor and editorial page editor in 1974. In 1992 Chris made an unsuccessful bid for election to the Connecticut senate. Thereafter, he returned to the Journal Inquirer as managing editor during which time its circulation grew from 15,000 to almost 40,000. Chris is also secretary/treasurer and co-founder of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA), for which he often speaks at investment conferences in the U.S. and abroad. His calm, professional journalistic style has lent great credibility to the efforts of GATA to expose anti-market activity by the Anglo-American ruling elite.