Fortune staff editorial bios and press information.
As Editor of Fortune, Alan Murray is responsible for overseeing Fortune magazine and Fortune.com, with a combined audience of more than 13 million readers, as well as Fortune digital media and Fortune’s conferences. He was named Editor of Fortune in August 2014.
Fortune’s conference division includes Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Fortune Brainstorm Green, and the highly successful Fortune Most Powerful Women series, with annual events in the U.S., Hong Kong, London and a new MPW: Next Gen conference to be held for the first time in 2014. The Fortune Global Forum has convened world leaders and heads of global business since 1995 and most recently took place in 2013 in Chengdu, China with attendees such as Jamie Dimon, Tony Blair, Angela Ahrendts, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stephen Elop, Sir Martin Sorrell, Muhtar Kent and Yao Ming, among many others. Fortune is the only business magazine with a truly global distribution, and the Fortune 500 is universally recognized as the most important list of top corporations.
Murray’s diverse background includes serving as the President of the Pew Research Center, hosting an eponymous show on CNBC and more than two decades at The Wall Street Journal, where he had stints overseeing digital operations and the Journal’s Washington bureau.
At Pew, from January 2013 to July 2014, Murray oversaw a rapid digital expansion of the center’s digital footprint, with website traffic doubling and social media referrals tripling during his time there. He also led the Center into an exploration of new data methodologies in its research and an expansion of its global work.
At the The Wall Street Journal, he served as Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, Online, from 2007 to 2012, with editorial responsibility for the Journal’s websites, mobile products, television, video, books and conferences. He also spent a decade as the Journal’s Washington Bureau Chief, from 1993 to 2002, during which the bureau won three Pulitzer Prizes. In between his stints at the Journal, he served as CNBC’s Washington Bureau Chief from 2002 to 2005, co-hosting, “Capital Report with Alan Murray and Gloria Borger.” At various times, he wrote the Journal’s weekly Business and Political Capital columns and won numerous awards for his writing on economics and international issues.
Murray is the author of four books: The Wall Street Journal Guide to Management, Revolt in the Boardroom, The Wealth of Choices, and Showdown at Gucci Gulch, coauthored with Jeffrey Birnbaum. He is a member of the Gridiron Club, the New York Economics Club and the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Governing Council of the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.
Murray began his journalism career as the business and economics editor of the Chattanooga Times. He also worked at the Congressional Quarterly in Washington and at the Nihon Keizai Shimbun in Tokyo on a Luce Fellowship. He received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in economics at the London School of Economics. In 2005, he completed the Stanford Executive Program. He is married to Dr. Lori Murray, Distinguished Chair for National Security at the U.S. Naval Academy. They have two daughters, Lucyann and Amanda, and live in Greenwich, CT.
Clifton Leaf is deputy editor at Fortune, where he directs the editorial content of the magazine and oversees the print staff. Previously, he served as a guest editor for the New York Times op-ed page and Sunday Review, and was executive editor at both the Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney magazine and Fortune. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Truth in Small Doses: Why We’re Losing the War on Cancer—and How to Win It, which was recently named by Newsweek as one of “The Best Books About Cancer,” and which earned Cliff a Lifetime Achievement Award for cancer reporting from the European School of Oncology. A winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, the NIHCM’s Health Care Journalism Award, and a two-time finalist for the National Magazine Award, Cliff has received several leadership honors for his efforts in the cancer fight. A keynote speaker at more than three dozen scientific conferences around the world, he has presented testimony to the President’s Cancer Panel three times and delivered “Grand Rounds” at the National Cancer Institute—the only journalist to have ever received the honor.
Aaron Task is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years experience deciphering the often Byzantine world of finance and Wall Street. He oversees Fortune’s digital platforms and manages its team of breaking news journalists.
Previously, Task was on-camera host for and Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Finance. Prior to joining Yahoo in 2008, Task spent 10 years at TheStreet.com in a variety of roles, including Executive Editor and San Francisco bureau chief.
With Barry Ritholtz, Task co-authored Bailout Nation (Wiley, 2008), about which The NY Times said: “An important book about a complicated subject, and yet you could still read it at the beach.”
Because of his ability to explain complex issues in plain language, Task is a sought-after commentator on financial markets, economics and related public policy. He has been guest on ABC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business, Marketplace and other media outlets. He has been a guest speaker at Wharton, Dartmouth’s Tuck School, New York University, Santa Clara University and Rutgers College, his alma mater.
Task lives in Montclair, N.J. with his wife Allison Fishman Task and their four children.
Daniel Bentley is an editor for Fortune.com, covering business, technology, and trending stories. Previously Bentley was a Senior Editor and Business Development Liaison at the mobile-news startup Circa, where he covered breaking news events and worked on media partnerships. In a former life, he was a guitar technician and touring road crew. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire, England. Bentley originally hails from Burnley, England, and now lives with his wife Karen in Cold Spring, NY.
Kacy Burdette is the online photo editor for Fortune.com. Kacy provides top quality images to be used on the site, social and for Fortune’s many franchises including the Fortune 500. Before joining Fortune in 2014 she served as a photo editor for CNN.com where she researched and built photo galleries for news and feature stories for the website. She also pitched and wrote for the CNN Photos blog. She has contributed to the television side of CNN as a freelance news assistant where she ran the teleprompter for CNN Domestic, International and HLN for all live and taped shows. Kacy is a native Texan who graduated from the University of Arkansas and currently lives in New York.
Sue Zesiger Callaway has spent the last 20 years writing about cars, racing and the automotive industry for numerous publications including Esquire, Men’s Journal, Town&Country, and Fortune.
From 1994 through 2000, Callaway was also a senior editor at Fortune and oversaw cover stories, special issues and much of the magazine’s car coverage as well as authoring a regular automotive column. In addition to articles on the most exotic sheet metal on the planet, Callaway frequently appeared on CNN as an industry expert and on the network’s “Newsstand” show; some of her segments included driving a Formula 1 car, hosting a CEO-motorcycle drive-off, and assessing the high-end RV market from behind the (big) wheel.
Her sharp analysis of the automotive world-not to mention considerable skills on the racetrack-won the attention of executives at Ford Motor Company. She joined Ford in 2000, where she served first as Director of Marketing for Ford’s luxury brands (Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo and Lincoln) and most recently as General Manager of Jaguar Cars North America.
Scott Cendrowski is the China correspondent for Fortune. His recent work includes cover stories on the pressures facing Western companies in China and the country’s state-owned airplane manufacturer Comac. He’s also written features on tech giant Tencent “Tencent grows its own economy,” booming Chinese smartphone makers “Enter the Dragons,” an outspoken construction tycoon “China’s Baddest Billionaire Builder,” and Coke “Opening Happiness: An Oral History of Coca-Cola in China.” He regularly posts on Fortune.com. He moved to Beijing in 2013 from New York, where he covered Wall Street and investing. Before joining the magazine in 2008, he was a Pulliam Fellow at The Arizona Republic and an intern for Bloomberg News. A Detroit native, he has a B.A. in public policy from Michigan State University.
Fortune senior editor-at-large Geoffrey Colvin is a leading thinker, writer, broadcaster, and speaker on today’s most significant trends in business. As a longtime editor and columnist for Fortune, he has become one of America’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership and management, the shareholder value imperative, corporate governance, the infotech revolution, and related issues. His recent work on America’s competitiveness in the global economy has been particularly acclaimed.
As a speaker, Colvin has engaged hundreds of audiences around the world. He is a skilled on-stage interviewer whose subjects have included Bill Gates, Rudolph Giuliani, Jack Welch, Steve Case, Richard Branson, Ted Turner, Peter Drucker, H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, and many others. He is the regular lead moderator of the Fortune Global Forum, and he serves as moderator for the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum in London.
As co-anchor of Wall Street Week with Fortune on PBS for three years, Colvin spoke each week to the largest audience reached by any business television program in America. He has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, ABC’s World News Tonight, and dozens of other programs. He is heard daily on the CBS Radio Network, where he has made more than 8,000 broadcasts.
A native of Vermillion, South Dakota, Colvin is an honors graduate of Harvard with a degree in economics, and he holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School.
As senior editor of Fortune’s Venture section, Lauren Covello manages the online coverage of entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and small business. Lauren was formerly managing editor of Entrepreneur.com. She joined Entrepreneur in July 2013 after more than five years at Fox Business, where she was a reporter, editor and booker. Prior to that, Lauren was an assistant buyer at Saks Fifth Avenue and a graduate of the company’s management training program. Lauren graduated from NYU with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in art history. In 2015, she was named one of Folio’s Top Women in Media.
Scott DeCarlo is the Senior List Editor at Fortune where he oversees all Fortune lists, including the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and Fortune’s list of the Fastest Growing Companies. Scott came to Fortune in March 2014 from Forbes, where he spent nearly 25 years in the statistics department and served as the editor of the wealth team before his departure; he also helped produce the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans, the Forbes 500 list of large companies, the Global 2000, the 400 Largest Private Companies list, and many more. Since joining Fortune, Scott has also leveraged his years of experience at turning data into editorial content to find new and innovative ways to showcase list data digitally on the recently relaunched Fortune.com. A native of Yonkers, NY, he graduated from Iona College with a degree in finance in 1989, and presently resides with his wife in Brooklyn.
Mia Diehl is the director of photography for Fortune. Before joining Fortune in 1998, she served as the photo editor at The New Yorker and features photo editor at Vogue. Diehl has won numerous awards, including the World Press award for portrait single in 2001, and the gold portraiture award from the Society of Publication Designers in 2009.
Brian Dumaine is a senior editor-at-Large at Fortune magazine, where he covers clean technology and environmental policy, energy, management and international economics.
Dumaine co-chairs Fortune’s Brainstorm-E Conference and has chaired the Fortune’s Global Forum. He is the author of The Plot to Save the Planet: How Visionary Entrepreneurs and Corporate Titans Are Creating Real Solutions To Global Warming, and more recently he was the editor of the book, The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time with a foreword by Jim Collins.
Mr. Dumaine has worked at Fortune for three decades in various writing and editing positions, including global editor and assistant managing editor. He has appeared on national television and radio and has written more than 100 feature and cover stories for the magazine. An award-winning journalist, he has produced investigative pieces as well as articles on energy, leadership, the automotive industry, marketing, investing, technology, and corporate crime.
Nina Easton is Fortune’s Washington columnist and senior editor-at-large, covering politics and economics in the nation’s capital for a readership of more than 5 million. She also serves as co-chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit and currently is a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Easton is a regular panelist on Fox News Sunday and Special Report with Bret Baier and has recently appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press and PBS’s The Charlie Rose Show. In 2008, she was a part of the 2008 Fox News election desk, where she provided primetime commentary each primary election night as well as during the Democratic and Republican political conventions. She has also co-hosted CBS’s Face the Nation and appeared on ABC’s This Week, PBS’s Washington Week in Review and National Public Radio, among others.
In 2004, she co-wrote the book John F. Kerry: A Complete Biography and coordinated much of the Boston Globe’s political coverage as deputy chief of its Washington bureau, a position she held from 2003 to 2006.
Easton is author of the acclaimed political history Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Ascendancy (Simon & Schuster, 2002), which was praised by the Washington Post for telling the story of post-Reagan conservatism “more inventively, exhaustively and entertainingly than anyone else.” Her insights into the rise of the modern political right prompted the Wall Street Journal to dub her “the Dian Fossey of conservatism.” In 1982, she co-authored Reagan’s Ruling Class: Portraits of the President’s Top 100 Officials, a Washington Post best-seller that profiled the capital’s new leaders.
From 1988 until 1998, Easton was a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and its Sunday Magazine. Her articles have won numerous major awards, including a National Headliners Award for best magazine writing and a Sunday Magazine Editors Award for investigative reporting. Before joining the Los Angeles Times, she covered business for the American Banker, BusinessWeek and Legal Times, where she reported on the 1980s savings-and-loan crisis as well as on critical policy debates on the direction of the nation’s banking system.
In 1991, Easton was selected as one of 20 “rising stars” for the British-American Project, a joint venture between the Royal Institute of International Affairs and Johns Hopkins University SAIS that brings together young leaders from the U.S. and U.K. She subsequently served on the project’s executive committee and co-chaired its 1995 conference in Windsor, England.
Easton grew up in California and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of U.C. Berkeley.
Laura Entis is a writer at Fortune, where she covers entrepreneurs, startups and trends in small business. She previously worked as a writer and associate editor at Entrepreneur. Laura graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in English and from New York University with an M.A. in magazine journalism.
Wendy Frink has been an audience engagement editor at Fortune.com since March 2016. Before joining Fortune, Wendy was social media editor of Entrepreneur.com, where she helped build and manage the publication’s presence on platforms like Facebook and Twitter, while also occasionally writing about industry trends. She has a B.A. in communications from California State University, Fullerton. A resident of New York, she spends her downtime running races and managing the robust social media presence of her rescue dog, @HamiltonPug, who has appeared on Good Morning America and was once named the Best Dog On Twitter in BarkBox’s Barkie Awards.
Erika Fry is a writer with Fortune where she covers a wide range of subjects for the magazine and website. Before joining Fortune in 2012, Fry worked as a writer and associate editor at Columbia Journalism Review and from 2005-2010 as an investigative reporter with the Bangkok Post. Prior to her career in journalism, Fry taught high school English in the Marshall Islands and worked as a defense contractor in DC. Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Erika graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in English and from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism School with an M.A. in political journalism.
Leigh Gallagher is an Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune, where she writes and edits feature stories, oversees Fortune’s “40 Under 40” rankings and serves as the host of Fortune Live, Fortune’s weekly half-hour business show. She is also a co-chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women and Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summits and speaks regularly at Fortune and other business, economics and leadership conferences. Leigh is a seasoned business news commentator, appearing regularly on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, Face the Nation, CNBC’s Squawk Box, and other programming; she is a regular guest on public radio’s ‘Marketplace.’ Leigh’s first book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, was published by Portfolio in August 2013, and has been described as “prophetic,” a “first-rate social history” and “fascinating reading on changing trends in how and where we live.” Leigh is also co-chair of the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; from 2012 to 2014, she was a two-term visiting scholar for the Business and Economic Reporting program at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. Before joining Fortune in 2007, Leigh was a senior editor at SmartMoney magazine and a writer for Forbes. Originally from Media, Pennsylvania, Leigh is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in New York.
Stephen Gandel, who has covered Wall Street and investing for nearly 20 years, is a senior editor at Fortune, and a regular contributor to Fortune.com. He joined Fortune from sister publication Time. He has also held positions at Money and Crain’s New York Business.
Stephen is a four-time winner of the Henry R. Luce Award. His work has also been recognized by the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the New York State Society of CPAs, and the Association of Area Business Publications. He is an adjunct faculty member at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches a course on covering Wall Street. He is also a board member and treasurer of the Foundations for Letters, a New York City non-profit seeking to promote literary education in public schools.
He is a graduate of Washington University and lives in Brooklyn.
Award-winning journalist and longtime business TV anchor Susie Gharib is a Senior Special Correspondent for Fortune where she conducts a series of video interviews with some of the world’s top CEOs and business leaders for Fortune.com covering news topics as well as leadership lessons. Gharib is also a contributor to “Nightly Business Report” on PBS-TV as well as CNBC.
Previously, Gharib spent more than 16 years as the Co-Anchor of “Nightly Business Report” (NBR), the longest-running business news public television program.
Gharib is known for her no-nonsense interview style of Corporate America’s leading power brokers from Wall Street to Washington. Her interviews have included Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, General Electric’s Jeff Immelt, J.P. Morgan’s Jamie Dimon, Xerox’s Ursula Burns, Ford’s Mark Fields, BlackRock’s Larry Fink, and CVS Health’s Larry Merlo. She has interviewed former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and most of the Fed’s policymakers. Gharib has also been welcomed into the White House several times to interview President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush.
Gharib joined NBR in 1998 after a distinguished 20-year career working at some of America’s most prestigious print and broadcast organizations, including CNBC, NBC, and WABC-TV/ New York. Gharib launched her career as a business journalist at Fortune magazine where she was a senior writer and associate editor. Her previous work includes reporter positions at Newsweek, Associated Press and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
In 2013, Gharib received the prestigious Elliot V. Bell Award from the New York Financial Writers’ Association for significant contribution to financial journalism. Gharib is the recipient of a 2013 Gracie Allen Award for NBR’s profile of Harvard University’s first female president Drew Gilpin Faust. Gharib has also won the Fulbright Award in 2012 for furthering global business understanding, a 2001 Gracie Allen Award as the top anchorwoman of a national news program and the “Front Page Award” from the Newswoman’s Club of New York in both 2007 and 2002.
A magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Gharib also earned her Master’s Degree in international affairs at Columbia University. She is on the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University, the Board of Advisors of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a member of the Economic Club of New York.
Erin Griffith is a senior writer for Fortune, where she covers technology and startups. She regularly appears on Tech Debate, a Fortune video show, and Fortune Live. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Salon, Cosmopolitan and BBC.com.
Griffith joined Fortune in 2014. Previously, she worked as a staff writer at Adweek, PandoDaily, peHUB and Mergermarket.
Robert Hackett is a writer at Fortune where he covers technology, business, and cybersecurity. He helps assemble many of Fortune’s biggest franchises, including the Fortune 500Fortune, Best Companies to Work For, 40 Under 40, and World’s Greatest Leaders lists. In addition to writing for Fortune.com and the magazine, he regularly appears on the video series Fortune Tech Debate and has appeared as a guest on radio programs such as WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show. He has moderated panels on subjects ranging from the digital disruption of media, to bitcoin, to cybersecurity. Prior to joining Fortune in June 2014, he served in various roles at Nautilus magazine, TED Conferences, and Johnson & Johnson. His work has appeared in VICE Motherboard and Chemical & Engineering News, among other places. Robert holds a B.A. in Chemistry & Chemical Biology and English with a double minor in History and Science & Technology Studies from Cornell University, and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is based in New York.
Matt Heimer, senior editor, oversees Fortune magazine’s Invest section and edits features and columns. Prior to joining Fortune, he was a senior editor at MarketWatch, developing long-form features and video projects and helping to launch and oversee the website’s revamped retirement and personal-finance coverage. Previously, he was a reporter, senior writer and deputy editor at SmartMoney magazine, where he won a SABEW award for explanatory journalism. Matt holds a master’s degree from Yale Law School, where he was a Knight Journalism Fellow; he’s also a former “Jeopardy!” contestant.
Tom Huddleston, Jr. is a writer for Fortune.com, where his areas of coverage include an array of general business topics, from media and entertainment to the burgeoning marijuana industry. Huddleston joined Fortune in May 2014. He previously covered the legal industry for The American Lawyer’s website and magazine. He has a graduate degree in journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and an undergraduate degree in English from Dickinson College. Huddleston grew up on a farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and now lives in Brooklyn.
Mathew Ingram is senior writer at Fortune.com, where he primarily writes about the intersection of technology and the media, as well as web culture and related issues. Prior to joining Fortune in 2015, he was a senior writer at the San Francisco-based media site Gigaom, where he covered the evolution of new and old media, as well as social networking leaders such as Twitter and Facebook.
Before joining Gigaom, Mathew spent 15 years as a reporter and columnist at the Globe and Mail, a national newspaper based in Toronto, where he wrote about about everything from Research In Motion and Nortel Networks to the oil and gas industry. He was one of the paper’s first technology writers, covering the investment implications of the web from 1995 onward.
After working as an investment reporter and a business columnist for the newspaper, Mathew became the Globe’s first online columnist in 2000, and later also became its first blogger. After writing about the rebirth of Apple and the rise of Google and Facebook, Mathew was named the paper’s first social-media editor, where he developed and implemented the Globe’s social and community strategy.
Mathew’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post and the New Zealand Herald, as well as on Bloomberg and Yahoo, and he has advised a number of leading media outlets in both Canada and the U.S. on their digital and social-media strategy.
As Senior Research Editor, Marty Jones regularly tracks down the people and facts that inform Fortune’s journalism. His 8-month investigation with Peter Elkind, “Citizenship for Sale,” uncovered abuses and failed oversight in America’s EB-5 visa program, and won awards from the Deadline Club, the NY Press Club and the Asian American Journalists Association. Before joining Fortune, Marty had a varied career as law librarian and independent investigator; his research exposed stealth school board candidates, a century of secret tax rulings, and has been the basis for songbooks, Supreme Court briefs and an Off-Broadway show. A Georgia native, Marty has a B.A. in music from Oberlin and an M.L.S from C.W. Post.
Stacy Jones is the data editor for Fortune.com. She collects and analyzes data and builds charts and graphics for the web. Before joining the company, she was a data reporter at Bankrate.com. She also spent three years at The Star-Ledger covering small business, including the state’s recovery from Hurricanes Irene and Sandy and the impact of the XLVIII Super Bowl on the local economy. While at the Ledger, she was awarded the New Jersey Press Association’s Robert P. Kelly Award for her rookie year as a reporter. Stacy earned her B.A. in journalism from Rowan University and her M.J. in multimedia from the the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Stacy lives in New Jersey.
John Kell is a senior reporter for Fortune, where he covers a broad range of topics with a focus on food and beverage companies, restaurants and the retail sector. Kell has appeared on CNBC, BBC World and ABC News to discuss his reporting for Fortune. Previously, he worked at News Corp’s The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, covering business news for several years. A native of Stratford, N.J., Kell received a B.A. in journalism from The College of New Jersey.
Rachel King is an editor of Fortune’s tech coverage. Prior to joining Fortune in February 2016, King served as a senior editor at CBS Interactive, covering business and enterprise technology for CNET and ZDNet. She has also served in editorial roles at Fast Company, The Business Insider, and CNN. King has a B.A. in mass communications and history from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. A San Francisco native, she now lives in New York.
Verne Kopytoff is senior editor for Fortune’s technology team in San Francisco. He writes and edits about Silicon Valley’s top companies, executives and innovations. Prior to joining Fortune in 2014, he reported on technology for the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times. He has also contributed to Time, Businessweek and MIT Technology Review. He holds bachelor degrees in art and art history from University of California at Riverside and a master’s degree in journalism from University of Southern California.
Beth Kowitt is a Senior Writer for Fortune magazine, where she primarily covers the business of food. She has written cover stories on Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and the “War on Big Food,” which chronicled how shifting eating habits are shaking up legacy food companies. Her 2014 story on McDonald’s woes and her 2010 piece “Inside Trader Joe’s” were both named top stories of the year by Longform. Beyond the food world, Kowitt has chronicled Ikea’s global expansion, the secret success story of T.J. Maxx, the decline of Avon Products, and trouble inside Lululemon. Kowitt, who joined Fortune in June 2008, is also a co-chair of Fortune MPW Next Gen. She has a B.A. in sociology and English from Bowdoin College and an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She and her husband, photographer Karsten Moran, live in New York City.
As a Deputy Digital Editor at Fortune, Pamela Kruger is responsible for overseeing luxury, entertainment, retail and travel coverage online. She also assigns and edits luxury articles for the magazine and previously managed the Most Powerful Women’s channel. Since joining Fortune in 2014, she also has been responsible for assigning, editing and publishing the most socially-shared and highest traffic-generating article across all of Time Inc’s 80 global websites in March 2015 Female company president: “I’m sorry to all the mothers I worked with”.
The former editor-in-chief of the award-winning AOL Jobs, she also has written and/or edited for CBS Interactive, The New York Times , Parenting, and and others. Her essays have been published in several anthologies, and she has been an adjunct professor at New York University and a guest lecturer at many other universities. She received a BA in English literature and Political Science from University of Pennsylvania and a MA degree in English from Columbia university.
Adam Lashinsky manages technology coverage for Fortune and is the author of the 2012 bestselling book Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired—and Secretive— Company Really Works. He oversees Fortune’s annual Brainstorm Tech conference, appears weekly on the Fox News Channel’s “Cavuto on Business” program, and is a frequent speaker and panel moderator.
As assistant managing editor of Fortune’s national tech team, Lashinsky continues to write features as well as online articles. His cover-story subjects have included Apple, Amazon, Dell, Google, and Hewlett-Packard. He has written in-depth articles on a wide variety of companies including Wells Fargo, LinkedIn, Intel, Oracle, eBay, Twitter, Snapchat, and Jawbone. Other feature-length subjects have included the investment-banking, private-equity, and venture-capital industries, as well as on topics ranging from San Francisco politics and oil-exploration technology to the post-Katrina economic recovery of New Orleans.
Prior to joining Fortune in 2001, Lashinsky was a columnist for The San Jose Mercury News and TheStreet.com. Before moving to California in, he was a reporter and editor for Crain’s Chicago Business. As a Henry Luce Scholar, he worked for a year in Tokyo as a reporter for the Nikkei Weekly, the English-language version of Japan’s main economic daily. He began his career in the Washington, D.C., bureau of Crain Communications.
A native of Chicago, Lashinsky earned a degree in history and political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.
Michal Lev-Ram is a senior writer at Fortune, where she has been on staff since 2010. Previously, Lev-Ram worked at Business 2.0 and had been a frequent contributor to CNNMoney, Popular Science and Fast Company. Lev-Ram is based in Silicon Valley, where she covers the technology industry for the magazine and website. She is also co-chair of Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference and Most Powerful Women Next Gen event. Her outstanding reporting contributed to Fortune winning a SABEW Best in Business Award for its technology coverage in 2012. She holds a degree in journalism from San Francisco State University, and lives in Palo Alto.
Paul Martinez has worked in publishing for 20 years and previously held creative director roles at Men’s Journal, Maxim, Marie Claire, and art director titles at GQ and Bon Appetite. A native of New Orleans, Martinez graduated with a B.A. in graphic design from Louisiana State University.
Chris Matthews is a writer at Fortune covering economics, real estate and financial markets. Before joining Fortune in 2014, he was a writer for Time Magazine. His articles have also appeared in Forbes and Debtwire. He has a B.A. in English from the George Washington University and an M.A. in Business and Economics Reporting from New York University.
Sayak “Sy” Mukherjee covers healthcare, biopharma, and medical technology for Fortune. He helps produce its daily digital healthcare newsletter, the Brainstorm Health Daily, and is based in New York City.
Prior to joining Fortune, Sy was the editor of BioPharma Dive, a Washington, D.C.-based business-to-business trade publication providing coverage and analysis of biotech and pharmaceutical industry news. He began his journalism career as a health reporter at ThinkProgress.org.
Sy graduated from Dartmouth College in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree, double-majoring in government (with a focus on American healthcare policy) and religion. He originally hails from sunny Orange County, California.
Tory Newmyer joined Fortune in August 2010, where he reports on the intersection of business and government. For the past five years he worked with Roll Call, covering lobbying, campaign finance, ethics and the major personalities and debates driving Congress.
Most recently at Roll Call, he was a staff writer covering the House of Representatives, reporting on Democratic efforts over the past two years to pass the most ambitious legislative agenda in a generation, including the stimulus bill, a climate change package, and health care reform. Newmyer has also tackled investigative pieces on earmarks and produced groundbreaking coverage of the influence of money in politics. His work has appeared in Portfolio, The American and GQ.
A native of Washington, D.C., Newmyer received a B.A. from Columbia University and is based in the capital.
As a deputy digital editor at Fortune, Andrew Nusca is responsible for overseeing technology coverage for Fortune magazine and FORTUNE.com.
Nusca joined Fortune in 2013 after serving as an editor and writer at several CBS Interactive publications, including CBSNews.com, CNET, SmartPlanet and ZDNet.
He has written for DRUM!, GQ, Men’s Vogue, Money, New York, Popular Mechanics, Revolver and the New York Daily News, and has appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch, Bloomberg TV and several CBS Radio stations. He has also been a guest lecturer at Villanova and Arcadia universities.
Nusca received a B.A. in French literature and journalism from New York University and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University. A native of Philadelphia, Nusca lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Larisa.
Brian O’Keefe is the International Editor at Fortune as well as an Assistant Managing Editor, and he writes and edits feature stories on a range of topics—from finance to science to sports. He leads the magazine’s coverage of energy and commodities markets, helps to coordinate Wall Street and investing content, and oversees the Fortune 500 and Global 500 lists. He is a co-chair of Fortune’s Brainstorm E conference and a regular moderator at other Fortune live media events. Recent cover stories by O’Keefe include an examination of Exxon’s big bet on fracking and a profile of self-improvement guru Tony Robbins. In his years at Fortune, O’Keefe has traveled to China to study the rise of U.S. brands, to Australia to report on an iron ore boom, and to Brazil to write about the fast-growing offshore oil and gas industry. O’Keefe started at Fortune in 2000 as a reporter assigned to cover Wall Street and investing. Before joining Fortune, O’Keefe was a staff reporter at SmartMoney magazine and contributed articles to publications including the New York Observer and the New York Daily News. A native of Birmingham, Ala., O’Keefe has a B.A. in English from the University of Alabama and an M.A. in journalism from New York University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.
Roger Parloff is an Editor at Large at Fortune, where he often covers legal issues—from mass torts to intellectual property to white-collar crime. Formerly a practicing criminal litigation attorney in Manhattan, Parloff has been a full-time journalist since 1988 and joined Fortune as a regular contributor in 2002. His work has also appeared such publications as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the American Lawyer. He is the winner of, among others, a National Magazine Award, three Best in Business awards, and three New York Press Club Awards, and his work has been selected for inclusion in the The Best Business Stories of the Year anthology. Parloff is the author of Triple Jeopardy (Little, Brown and Co., 1996), a nonfiction book about a death penalty case. Parloff holds a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Aaron Pressman joined Fortune in March 2016 as a senior reporter covering technology and telecommunications companies. Previously he was the senior technology reporter at Yahoo Finance and has also worked at Businessweek, The Industry Standard, Bloomberg, and TheStreet.com. Currently based in Boston, Pressman has written about the interactions between technology, business and politics. In 2014 he was named one of Time’s 140 Twitter Feeds to Follow.
Leena Rao is a senior writer at Fortune. She was previously a partner leading content at Google Ventures. From 2009 until 2014, she wrote about startups, tech, venture capital, and business for TechCrunch, where she eventually became managing editor. Ms. Rao graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she studied business journalism and videography. From 2004 to 2007, she helped lead Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney’s community outreach and relations efforts in New York City. Ms. Rao graduated from Columbia University in 2003, where she was the captain of the women’s varsity tennis team.
Jennifer Reingold is a senior editor for Fortune, where she specializes in management issues.
Jennifer Reingold is a senior editor at Fortune, where she writes investigative and feature stories. She is also the co-chair of the Most Powerful Women Summit, the most prestigious event in its space. Ms. Reingold joined Fortune as a senior writer in 2007 and specializes in management issues. She is the co-author (with Dan Reingold) of the book Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst (2006). She is also the co-author (with Barbara Ley Toffler) of the book Final Accounting: Ambition, Greed and the Fall of Arthur Andersen (2003).
Previously, Ms. Reingold was senior writer at Fast Company magazine and associate editor at BusinessWeek magazine. She is a recipient of several major journalism awards, including the Gerald Loeb award, the Henry Luce award, the Deadline Club award, and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for investigative reporting.”
Reingold holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in international affairs and economics from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Randall Lane, and their two daughters.
Jeff Roberts reports on technology, law and policy. He is an authority on how patents, copyright and other forms of intellectual property can encourage or impede innovation. A Canadian lawyer-turned-journalist, he has contributed to other major newspapers and magazines, including the Globe & Mail, The Economist, The New York Times and Toronto Star. As a staff writer for Reuters, he reported on regulatory and privacy issues; and as a senior reporter for Gigaom and paidContent, he covered media and technology. He earned his law degree from McGill University in 2004 and a Master of Arts from Columbia Journalism School in 2010, and is a member of the Bar in New York and Ontario. A recipient of awards from the New York Financial Writers Association and the Overseas Press Club, he is a 2015-16 Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia.
Pattie Sellers is executive director of Fortune MPW Live Content at Time Inc. She co-founded Fortune Most Powerful Women (MPW), which began in 1998 as an annual ranking of the top women in the business, and has grown to be the magazine’s largest and most valuable franchise. As executive director, Pattie oversees six MPW conferences and events annually across the globe. She also cofounded and directs various MPW programs, including Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs, the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Mentoring Partnership and the Goldman Sachs-Fortune Global Women Leaders Award.
An award-winning magazine writer and multimedia journalist, Pattie has written more than 20 cover stories during her three-decade career at Fortune. She specializes in capturing the humanity and essence of the world’s most successful people, and her resume includes definitive profiles of and interviews with Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett, Rupert Murdoch, Ted Turner, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, Oprah Winfrey, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and many other leaders in global business and other fields.
Outside Time Inc., Pattie co-founded and heads SellersEaston Media, a private-client content creation company, with veteran Fortune editor Nina Easton. Pattie grew up in Allentown, PA, graduated from the University of Virginia, and started at Fortune in 1984. In 2013, Pattie won Time Inc.’s prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Performer) award for her innovative work at Fortune and broad contributions across its parent company.
Melanie Sena joined Fortune in August 2014 as an Associate Editor for the Fortune Insider contributor network. She previously worked as a community editor for Pharmaceutical Technology in Iselin, NJ. Sena holds a B.A in Journalism and Political Science from James Madison University.
Nin-Hai Tseng is a senior editor and creator of Fortune Insider, a network of business leaders who offer career and leadership advice for Fortune.com. Nin joined Fortune in June 2010 as a writer covering finance and economics. She holds an M.P.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida.
Shawn Tully, an editor-at-large at Fortune, covers Wall Street, banking and healthcare.
Tully joined Fortune as a reporter in 1979, was promoted to associate editor in 1982 and established Fortune’s first editorial office in Paris in 1983. From 1987 to 1989, Tully served as European Editor, supervising all of Fortune’s coverage in Europe.
Returning to the U.S. at the start of 1990, Tully contributed features on a wide range of topics, including “America’s Painful Doctor Shortage,” “The Super CFOs,” and “Donald Trump, An Ex-Loser Is Back in the Money.”
In early 2000, Tully predicted the collapse of the tech bubble in “Has the Market Gone Mad?” He covered the Napster saga (“Big Man Against Big Music”), the stent wars between J&J and Boston Scientific (“Blood Feud”) and the troubles at the New York Stock Exchange (“Bringing Down the Temple”). He’s also developed a specialty in banking, following Jamie Dimon’s comeback at Bank One and JP Morgan. His recent pieces chronicle fall of two CEOs at major financial institutions, Bank of New York Mellon (“Robert Kelly: Inside the Fall of a Superstar Banker”) and Barclays (“The Death of Bob Diamond’s Dream at Barclays”). In “Break Up the Euro,” Tully discusses how the single currency has undermined the competitiveness of Europe’s weak economies, and argues that exiting the Eurozone, despite the temporary turmoil, is their quickest route to recovery.
Tully left Fortune in 1996 for a stint as on on-air TV reporter for CNBC, but returned to the magazine in early 1998.
Tully holds a B.A. from Princeton University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a Master’s in Applied Economics from the University of Louvain in Belgium.
Anne VanderMey edits the front-of-the-book at Fortune, and covers a broad swathe of business topics. VanderMey joined Fortune in 2010 as a reporter covering subjects including online dating, campaign finance, and Goldman Sachs. She previously worked at BusinessWeek.com and as a staff writer for The Hartford Courant in Connecticut. She is a Michigan native, and lives in Brooklyn.
Jonathan Vanian covers business technology for Fortune and is based in San Francisco. Previously, he was a writer for Gigaom where he covered enterprise startups. He’s been a reporter for a legal affairs newspaper, an online editor at a software magazine, freelanced for a business journal in Santa Barbara, interned at the Center for Investigative Reporting, and was an editorial fellow at Salon.
Nicholas Varchaver is an assistant managing editor at Fortune, where he edits articles on a wide variety of subjects. Varchaver joined Fortune in 1999. Prior to that, he was a senior editor at Brill’s Content. Before Brill’s, he was a staff writer at Smart Money, and before that, a reporter at The American Lawyer and Manhattan Lawyer magazines. Varchaver has a B.A. in philosophy and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.
Phil Wahba covers retail, consumer goods, food and restaurants for Fortune, focusing on how big companies from Walmart to J.C. Penney to McDonald”s to Target (including a cover story in March 2015) to Kohl”s are re-inventing themselves in a changing world. He has appeared regularly on Al Jazeera, CNBC, Fortune Live and other broadcast venues to share his expertise. Before joining Fortune, Wahba was a correspondent at Reuters where he covered retail and consumer goods for five years after covering the 2009 car bankruptcies and 2008 financial crisis for the news agency. Before joining Reuters, he was a regular contributor to the New York Sun’s business section. Phil worked as a trade commissioner for the Canadian Consulate in New York for 11 years before deciding to go into journalism. He is a native of Montreal, holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s journalism school, an MBA from the University of Ottawa and is a CFA charterholder. He is an obsessive runner and is far along in his quest to run a marathon in each state.
Jen Wieczner (pronounced vee-ETCH-ner) is a writer at Fortune. She covers investing and finance, as well as biotech and health care, among other business topics. Her stories include features on Jonathan Bush, a member of the presidential family determined to revolutionize the health care industry; the increasing trend of traditional investors buying shares in private companies and the challenges they face; how M&A rumors spread; and a disturbing series of suicides on Wall Street.
Wieczner joined Fortune in 2013 after covering health care and the Affordable Care Act for MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal. She has also written for SmartMoney, The Atlantic, Fast Company, WSJ.Money, New York, Edible Manhattan, Boston, Glamour and Marie Claire.
Originally from Boston, Wieczner graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in journalism.
Valentina Zarya is an associate editor at Fortune, where she writes for the Most Powerful Women channel and helps edit the Broadsheet, MPW’s daily newsletter on women in business. Val joined Fortune in July 2015. Before that, she was a woman in business herself, working first at brand strategy consultancy Prophet, and then in the political risk practice of global advisory firm Teneo. She graduated with a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she also minored in creative writing and wrote for the university’s newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian. Val was born in the Soviet Union and grew up in “the immigrant part” of Brooklyn. Today, she lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with two roommates and a dog named Judah.
Claire Zillman is a New York-based journalist for Fortune covering management, labor, workforce trends, and the pipeline of business talent, including internships, higher education, and recruiting. Zillman joined Fortune in September 2013. She previously worked for The American Lawyer magazine, where she covered litigation and legal affairs and wrote six cover stories. Zillman attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and earned degrees in journalism and history. A native of Maywood, Illinois, Zillman lives in Brooklyn.
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