Meet Our Editorial Staff
Fortune staff editorial bios and press information.
Clifton Leaf, Editor-in-Chief
Clifton Leaf is the Editor-in-Chief of Fortune, where he directs the editorial content and oversees the 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 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.
Brian O’Keefe, Deputy Editor
Brian O’Keefe is the deputy editor of Fortune. He is the former editor-in-chief of the IBM Institute for Business Value and an 18-year veteran of Fortune, where he wrote and edited stories on a range of topics—from finance to commodities to technology—and oversaw editorial content for the Fortune 500 and Global 500. O’Keefe is a co-chair of Fortune’s Brainstorm Design conference and a frequent moderator at Fortune live media events. In his years at Fortune, Brian has traveled to China to study the rise of U.S. brands, to Australia to report on an iron ore boom, to Brazil to write about the fast-growing offshore oil and gas industry, and to West Africa for an award-winning investigation of Big Chocolate’s child labor problem. Brian is an Alabama native who once played bass in a stunt band (and hopes to do so again).
Rachel Schallom, Digital Editor
Rachel Schallom is the digital editor at Fortune. She has previously worked at VICE, the Wall Street Journal, Fusion, the Sun Sentinel, the Los Angeles Times, and the Huntsville Times. She has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, where she taught coding to journalism students and was a 2016 member of the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. She’s a part of Digital Women Leaders, an initiative that provides free coaching for women in journalism. A native of St. Louis, Rachel earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She now lives in Brooklyn with her husband.
Matt Heimer, Senior Features Editor
Matt Heimer oversees Fortune‘s longform storytelling. He co-leads investment and finance coverage and edits feature stories about technology, healthcare, retail, entertainment, and other industries. Matt is a co-chair of the CEO Initiative and is the lead editor for the Change the World list and the annual Investor’s Guide. Prior to joining Fortune, Matt was a senior editor at MarketWatch and a reporter, senior writer, and deputy editor at SmartMoney magazine, where he won a SABEW Best In Business 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.
Kristen Bellstrom, Features Editor
Kristen Bellstrom is a features editor at Fortune, where she oversees The Broadsheet newsletter and edits the publication’s long-form storytelling, as well as its coverage of gender and business. Kristen serves as co-chair of Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women and Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summits, along with the Brainstorm Design conference. She was previously a senior editor at Money, where she ran the publication’s real estate and travel coverage. She began her journalism career at SmartMoney, where she was a writer and editor covering the travel industry, luxury, and consumer products. Kristen is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Duke University.
Clay Chandler, Asia Editor
Clay Chandler is Fortune’s Asia editor. He leads Fortune’s conferences held in the region and is chair of Brainstorm Design. Based in Hong Kong, he oversees Fortune’s editorial operations in Asia, including Fortune China, and contributes feature articles, commentary, and news analysis. Clay also edits the Sino-Saturday edition of Fortune’s popular CEO Daily newsletter and writes a weekly column on Chinese technology for Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily technology newsletter. Clay returned to Fortune in 2017 after a six-year stint at McKinsey & Company. Before joining Fortune, he covered business, economics, and technology in the U.S. and Asia in various assignments for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He speaks Japanese and Mandarin and is a graduate of Harvard University.
Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor at Large
Geoff Colvin is an award-winning author, broadcaster, and speaker on today’s most significant trends in business. His latest book, Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will, identifies the skills of human interaction that will be key to success for people, businesses, and nations as technology advances. The New York Times calls it “profound.” His groundbreaking bestseller Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else has been translated into more than a dozen languages. As a speaker, Geoff has engaged hundreds of audiences on six continents. He is one of America’s preeminent business broadcasters, heard daily on CBS Radio, where he has made over 10,000 broadcasts and reaches seven million listeners each week. A native of Vermillion, South Dakota, Geoff is an honors graduate of Harvard with a degree in economics and has an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Shawn Tully, Senior Editor at Large
Shawn Tully is a senior editor-at-large at Fortune. His reporting appears on Fortune.com and in the magazine, and he helps run Fortune’s Brainstorm Finance conference in Montauk. Shawn joined Fortune in 1979, and in 1983, he became its first Paris bureau chief. He served as European Editor from 1988 to 1990. In his career, Tully has chronicled economic trends, profiled fugitives, and reported on scandals. Between 1996 and 1998, Tully was an on-air reporter for CNBC. He returned to Fortune in 1998 and has since covered the implosion of Conseco, the war between J&J and Boston Scientific, and the collapse of the housing market. In 2017, he wrote about how the billionaires on Harvey Weinstein’s board kept him in power. Shawn holds a B.A. from Princeton University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a masters in applied economics from the Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).
Peter Herbert, Design Director
Peter Herbert is the director of design for Fortune. He has previously worked for Popular Mechanics, Sports Illustrated, and People.
Mia Diehl, Photography Director
Mia Diehl is the director of photography for Fortune. Before joining Fortune in 1998, she served as photo editor at the New Yorker and features photo editor at Vogue. Diehl has won numerous awards, including the World Press The Society of Publication Designers, and the New York Press Club, Her assigned work has been included in both PDN and American Photography annual publications.
Nicolas Rapp, Graphics Director
Nicolas Rapp is the director of graphics for Fortune. As a designer, he specializes in information design, data visualization, cartography and information graphics. Previously, he was the art director for the Associated Press graphics department, where he was responsible for selecting the information and stories the AP covered in graphic format. Nick previously worked for the AP in New York and Paris, France. He has also worked for design companies in France, newspapers in Europe and the U.S., economic magazines and books. He has consulted in the redesign of several newspapers. He currently lives in Brooklyn.
Mason Cohn, Video Director
Mason Cohn is the director of video for Fortune. He has previously worked at Bloomberg and CNN.
Daniel Bentley, Senior Editor
Daniel Bentley is a senior editor at Fortune. He edits the magazine’s Briefing, Venture, and Passions sections—and writes Fortune’s car and watch reviews. Bentley joined Fortune in 2015 after three years as an editor at mobile news startup Circa. Born and raised in Burnley, England and a graduate of the University of Central Lancashire, Bentley moved to New York in 2012. A keen fly fisherman, he currently resides in the Hudson Valley.
Lee Clifford, Senior Editor
Lee Clifford is a senior editor at Fortune, focused on finance coverage. She oversees the Quarterly Investment Guides for subscribers and manages a team of reporters that cover breaking news and analysis of money and markets. She also regularly contributes to the magazine, editing features and annual franchises such as the 100 Best Companies To Work For. She serves as a co-chair of Fortune’s Global Forum. Previously she spent a decade at Fortune in New York, writing and editing stories about business, and was named one of the top “30 Under 30” business journalists nationwide. She started her career as a Reporter at SmartMoney, the Wall Street Journal’s personal finance magazine. She grew up in Seattle, graduated from Columbia University with a degree in History, and is now based outside of Chicago.
Scott DeCarlo, List Editor
Scott DeCarlo is the List Editor at Fortune where he oversees the publication’s signature lists, including the Fortune 500, Global 500, World’s Most Admired Companies, and Fastest Growing Companies. Scott came to Fortune from Forbes, where he spent nearly 25 years in the statistics department and served as an editor on 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 Fortune.com. A native of Yonkers, N.Y., he graduated from Iona College with a degree in finance in 1989.
Verne Kopytoff, Senior Editor
Verne Kopytoff is a senior editor at Fortune, focused on technology coverage. He was previously a technology reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle and a contract reporter covering technology at the New York Times. He has also written for Time and MIT Technology Review. He has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California and bachelor degrees in art and art history from the University of California at Riverside. He is based in San Francisco.
Beth Kowitt, Senior Editor
Beth Kowitt is a senior editor at Fortune, where she writes features primarily on the business of food, consumer behavior, and management and leadership issues. She also co-edits Fortune‘s annual Most Powerful Women franchise and is a co-chair of two Fortune conferences: Most Powerful Women Summit and MPW Next Gen. Beth, who joined Fortune in 2008, has covered topics ranging from Silicon Valley’s quest to make meat without animals to the big business of fertility. Her feature writing has been honored with a SABEW Best in Business Award, Business Front Page Award from the Newswomen’s Club of New York, the New York Press Club’s food writing magazine award, and the NYSSCPA Excellence in Financial Journalism Award for beat news reporting. She is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in New York City with her daughter and husband, photographer Karsten Moran.
Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor and Editorial Director of Fortune Connect
Ellen McGirt is a senior editor at FORTUNE, where she established the race and culture beat in 2016. In addition to longform magazine features, she writes RaceAhead, a regular column on race and inclusion in corporate life and beyond. The column has received a New York Press Club Award for commentary, a National Headliner Award, and the Steven Heller Prize for Commentary from the AIGA. She is the editorial director of Fortune Connect, a membership community of mid-career executives focused on purpose, stakeholder capitalism, and anti-racist inclusion. She is also the co-chair of the CEO Initiative and the Most Powerful Women Summit, and she’s the co-host of Fortune’s “Leadership Next” podcast. In her past lives, she’s written for Money, Time, and Fast Company, where she wrote or contributed to more than twenty cover stories and created the digital series The 30 Second MBA. She attended Brown University. The New York City native now mostly lives in the Midwest with her family. Ask her about fly-fishing if you get a chance. [She/her/hers]
Bernhard Warner, Senior Writer-Editor
Bernhard Warner is a senior writer and editor at Fortune. He writes The Bull Sheet newsletter, Fortune’s daily no-BS take on the markets. He writes, edits, and assigns stories that emerge from and impact the EMEA region. For several years, he served as a Reuters correspondent covering the Internet, technology, and media industries, and he has written for the Guardian’s Long Read, the Atlantic, Slate’s The Big Money, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Wired, and Inc. He also co-produced two short, award-winning documentary films—one of which, “Maisha,” about child miners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was screened at the United Nations. Earlier in his career, he chronicled the rise and fall of the first dotcom boom for Adweek and the Industry Standard. He is based in Rome.
Claire Zillman, Senior Editor, Asia
Claire Zillman is a Hong Kong-based senior editor for Fortune, where she oversees a team of reporters that covers business in Asia. She also writes stories on women in business and gender in the workplace. Her feature on the still-unbroken glass ceiling at Wall Street’s banking giants won a New York Press Award for business reporting. She co-authors Fortune’s Broadsheet newsletter about women in business and co-chairs various Most Powerful Women conferences. Before moving to Hong Kong in 2020, she worked for Fortune in London and New York. Earlier in her career, Claire was a reporter for The American Lawyer magazine, covering legal affairs. She graduated with degrees in journalism and history from Syracuse University and is originally from Chicago.
Maria Aspan, Senior Writer
Maria Aspan is a senior writer at Fortune, covering finance as well as the intersection of business and government policy. She was previously editor-at-large at Inc., writing features about startups, finance, technology, gender, and international business, while also overseeing Inc.’s financial coverage and its annual Female Founders 100 list. Her feature stories have won multiple SABEW honors. She is the author of Startup Money Made Easy: The Inc. Guide to Every Financial Question About Starting, Running, and Growing Your Business (Harper Collins). Maria has also covered business and finance for the New York Times, Thomson Reuters, and American Banker, where she served as national editor and covered the financial crisis and its aftermath. She is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Sciences Po in Paris. She is based in New York.
Eamon Barrett, Senior Writer, Asia
Eamon Barrett is a senior writer at Fortune. Based in Hong Kong, Eamon covers business and tech news coming out of China and Asia at large. He is the editor of the China-focused Sino Saturday edition of Fortune ’s CEO Daily newsletter. Besides his regular beat, Eamon reports on design, sustainability and covers Fortune’s conferences in Asia, including Brainstorm Design, Global Tech and Global Sustainability. Eamon has a dual honors degree in Chinese and International Relations with a distinction in Mandarin plus a diploma in design. He likes whisky and bouldering but has never mixed the two.
Erika Fry, Senior Writer
Erika Fry is a senior writer at Fortune where she writes features and investigative pieces on health care and international business. She has reported stories from India, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia among other locales, and she has won numerous honors for her work, including the WERT Prize for Global Business Reporting and a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. Her story about the troubled rollout of the world’s first dengue vaccine in the Philippines was a finalist for a National Magazine Award and is anthologized in The Best American Magazine Writing 2020. She is a co-chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women International conference and contributes to many Fortune franchises including Brainstorm Health and Change the World. Before joining Fortune in 2012, Erika worked as a writer and associate editor at the Columbia Journalism Review and as an investigative reporter with the Bangkok Post. A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Erika graduated from Dartmouth College and received an MA in political journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Robert Hackett, Senior Writer
Robert Hackett is a senior writer and tech editor at Fortune, co-chair of the Brainstorm Tech and Brainstorm Finance conferences, and co-creator of The Ledger, Fortune’s franchise covering the intersection of finance and technology. Robert co-manages the 40 Under 40 list, Fortune’s annual ranking of the most influential young people in business. He writes a weekly column for Fortune’s technology newsletter, Data Sheet, and he frequently hosts video series. Robert often writes about cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, and quantum computing, among other topics. He has received national recognition for his reporting, including as a finalist for the 2018 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award. Previously, Robert worked at Nautilus Magazine, TED Conferences, and Johnson & Johnson. He received a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School and was a double major in English and chemistry with minors in history and science and technology studies from Cornell University. He lives in New York.
Jeremy Kahn, Senior Writer
Jeremy Kahn is a senior writer focused on artificial intelligence and other disruptive technologies as well as general business and finance topics. Before rejoining Fortune in 2019, he spent four years as a tech reporter at Bloomberg and four years as a senior writer for Bloomberg Markets magazine. He has written for numerous publications including the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Atlantic, Smithsonian, Boston Globe, and Portfolio. From 2007 to 2011, he reported from New Delhi, India. He is also a former managing editor of the New Republic, where he worked after his first stint at Fortune, from 1997 to 2004. He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the London School of Economics. He is currently based in London.
Michal Lev-Ram, Senior Writer and Editorial Director, Fortune Live Media
Michal Lev-Ram covers the technology and entertainment sectors for Fortune, writing for both the magazine and website and co-hosting a weekly podcast on the tech industry. She also serves as the editorial director of Fortune Live Media, the company’s portfolio of global events. Michal co-chairs Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit and Brainstorm Tech, an annual technology conference. Before joining Fortune, Michal was a staff writer at Business 2.0., a former Time Inc. publication that covered startups. She has also written for CNNMoney, Fast Company, and Popular Science. Born in Israel, Michal holds a degree in journalism from San Francisco State University and lives in the Bay Area.
David Meyer, Senior Writer
David Meyer, the editor of CEO Daily and a senior writer on Fortune’s European team, is a Berlin-based journalist with a decade and a half’s experience writing about technology, business, policy, and politics. He is the author of the digital rights primer, Control Shift: How Technology Affects You and Your Rights. Meyer originally hails from South Africa but has lived in Europe since the late 1990s. He holds a B.A. from the University of Cape Town and an M.A. from Bournemouth University, has previously worked for Politico Europe and ZDNet, and has also written for the BBC, the Guardian, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and others. When not writing newsletters and articles, he tries to spend as much time as possible bonding with his wife, daughter, and guitar collection.
Aaron Pressman, Senior Writer
Aaron Pressman is a senior writer for Fortune based in Boston. He covers technology companies, primarily in the areas of telecommunications, space, and semiconductors. He also helps write the daily Data Sheet newsletter and reviews gadgets like smartwatches and Chromebooks. Pressman joined Fortune in 2016 after a long and varied career as a business journalist that included stints in New York and Washington, D.C., and working for outlets including wire services Bloomberg and Reuters, web sites Yahoo Finance and TheStreet.com, as well as magazines Businessweek and The Industry Standard. Pressman won a “Best in Business” award from SABEW for his 2017 feature about AT&T’s effort to retrain 100,000 workers. He lives in the Boston ‘burbs, not far from where he grew up, with his wife, three kids, and loyal golden retriever, Luna.
Phil Wahba, Senior Writer
Phil Wahba is a senior writer at Fortune magazine where his primary focus is the retail industry. His long form features have included cover stories on Target and J.C. Penney, as well as deep dives into sectors outside his beat such as rental car agencies and the marathon industry. Wahba joined Fortune in 2014 from Reuters, where over the course of a six-year stint he covered retail, corporate bankruptcies, the stock exchanges and wrote a weekly column about IPOs. Prior to that, he worked as a trade commissioner in New York for the Canadian government. He holds a B.Comm from HEC Montréal, his hometown, and an MBA from the University of Ottawa. A few years after moving to New York in 1997, he graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s in Journalism and is a CFA charterholder. In addition to his native French and English, Wahba speaks Danish, Spanish and German.
Susie Gharib, Senior Special Correspondent
Susie Gharib is an anchor and senior special correspondent at Fortune. Her video interviews cover news topics as well as leadership lessons with some of the world’s top CEOs and business leaders, including those from Berkshire Hathaway, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Bank of America, Delta Airlines, Macy’s, Starbucks, Xerox, Johnson & Johnson and Intel. Gharib is also a contributor on PBS-TV’s Nightly Business Report—TV’s longest-running public business news program—where she spent more than 16 years as co-anchor. Prior to joining Fortune, Gharib had a distinguished career working at some of America’s most prestigious broadcast organizations, including CNBC, NBC, ABC, and PBS. She has interviewed U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. In 2013, Gharib received the Elliot V. Bell award from the New York Financial Writers Association for her significant contribution to financial journalism. She also won the 2012 Fulbright Award for furthering global business understanding as well as three Gracie Allen Awards for her interviews with corporate America’s power brokers.
Lydia Belanger, Production Editor
Lydia Belanger joined Fortune as production editor in 2019. In her role, she coordinates and tracks the online publication of magazine stories and franchises, such as the Fortune 500. She also helps set display standards and assists with story packaging, promotion, and brand unification. She was previously a digital producer and contributing researcher across two stints at WIRED, and an associate editor at Entrepreneur between them. A self-described bicoastal Midwesterner, Lydia grew up in Traverse City, Michigan, earned a degree in journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University just outside of Chicago, spent a year living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area, and currently calls Brooklyn home.
Karen Yuan, Newsletter Editor
Karen Yuan is Fortune’s newsletter editor, responsible for overseeing its portfolio of daily and weekly newsletters. Karen was previously an assistant editor at the Atlantic, where she co-launched and edited its premium newsletter. She also wrote stories about the commercialization of Instagram poetry and the impact of a million-member Facebook group on the Asian diaspora, the latter of which was recognized by Princeton’s Asian American Studies department for its academic dexterity. While on CNN’s social desk, she was one of the first journalists to write stories through innovative formats such as Twitter Moments and news bots. Karen graduated from Columbia University, where she orchestrated a rare campus visit from Snap cofounder and CEO Evan Spiegel, interviewing him in front of hundreds of Snapchatting classmates. She is based in New York City.
John Buysse, Audience Engagement Editor
John Buysse is an audience engagement editor at Fortune. He leads audience strategy and content distribution for Fortune across social media, search, editorial platform partnerships and anywhere else Fortune content is consumed. Buysse joined Fortune in 2017. Prior to that he served as a social media strategist and Arizona’s state digital director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, managing Secretary Clinton’s official presence on Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn. He began his career as a brand strategist at the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. A native of the Chicago area and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Media, Buysse lived in New York City for several years before returning to Chicago in 2018.
Rachel King, Editor, Lifestyle
Rachel King is an editor at Fortune, overseeing coverage primarily related to breaking news, tech, and lifestyle. Prior to joining Fortune in February 2016, King served as a senior editor at CBS Interactive, covering business and technology. She has also served in editorial roles at Fast Company, Business Insider, and CNN. King has a dual-degree 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 lives in New York.
Jake Meth, Editor, Commentary
Jake Meth is a commentary editor at Fortune. He solicits and edits opinion articles from outside contributors that address major business, economic, political, and social issues. In 2019, he conducted an investigation into the dangers laundry detergent pods pose for young children, which won the New York Press Club award for best consumer reporting in a magazine article. Before joining Fortune, Jake worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he handled media relations for Foreign Affairs magazine and the council’s in-house experts. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 2010, he moved to Cairo to cover the Egyptian revolution for an English-language newspaper and improve his Arabic. There, he reported and edited articles about the country’s failed transition to democracy and the impact that had on people’s everyday lives. Jake grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in New York City.
Siva Sithraputhran, Editor
Siva Sithraputhran has more than two decades of journalism experience in Southeast Asia and Europe. He spent 13 years at AFX News/Thomson Financial News, where he served as economics editor. He’s also worked at Dow Jones, Reuters, France 24, and the Malay Mail. He has worked as a translator, editor, and media trainer. In his spare time, he is finishing his first novel. He has a degree in law from the University of London and lives in Manchester.
Katherine Dunn, Editor
Katherine Dunn is an editor based in London, where she covers the intersection between business, energy, and climate change. Originally from the oil town of Calgary, Alberta, she got her start covering crime and city news at the Toronto Star during the heyday of former mayor Rob Ford and has since covered everything from architecture to cocoa markets. Before joining Fortune in 2019, she worked at Maclean’s, the Wall Street Journal, and S&P Global Platts’ oil pricing team. She is a graduate of Carleton University, City University London, and the Danish School of Journalism.
Emma Hinchliffe, Editor
Emma Hinchliffe is an editor at Fortune, where she covers women in business and gender issues across business, politics, and culture. Emma is a coauthor of the Broadsheet daily newsletter for and about the world’s most powerful women; a cochair of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit; and a cochair of the Fortune/U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. Before joining Fortune, she worked as a reporter for Mashable and the Houston Chronicle. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.
Lance Lambert, Editorial Director of Fortune Education
Lance Lambert is the editorial director of Fortune Education, a platform designed to help business professionals prepare for the new world of work. He also writes Fortune Analytics, a premium subscriber-only data newsletter he built and launched in 2020. Since joining Fortune in 2019, Lance has covered everything from the COVID-19 recession to housing and the work-from-home transformation. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in economics and journalism, Lance was a data journalist at realtor.com, Bloomberg, where he managed the Best Business School rankings, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
McKenna Moore, Assistant Editor, Audience Engagement
McKenna Moore is an assistant audience engagement editor at Fortune. She optimizes stories for search, edits writers on audience-driven stories, and guides editorial strategy for the website with data from audience analytics. She also writes for the magazine and website on topics like credit scores, financial inclusion, and entry-level workers. She received a bachelor’s degree in newspaper and online journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2018. McKenna is an Ohio native who loves the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes. In her spare time, she is an organizer in the labor movement, a slow but steady runner, an amateur painter, and a reader of just about anything.
Danielle Abril, Writer, Technology
Danielle Abril is a Fortune writer covering consumer technology. She joined the San Francisco office in December 2018 after working as an editor and reporter at Dallas publications including The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, and D CEO magazine for more than a decade. Her coverage has included venture capital, cybersecurity, esports, startups, women in tech, and corporate leadership. She has covered companies including AT&T, Match Group, Texas Instruments, and Samsung. She also served as a regular moderator at various technology events in Dallas. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Danielle is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She’s a lover of Latin dance (she used to perform across the nation with a team!), queso, sushi, chocolate, and travel. As a newbie to San Francisco, she’s looking for tasty tech stories and spots to eat. Feel free to contact her with suggestions on either subject.
Nicole Goodkind, Writer, Politics and Government
Nicole Goodkind is a writer at Fortune covering government, politics, and business. Prior to joining Fortune in 2019, she was the senior politics reporter at Newsweek and a reporter for Yahoo Finance, where she wrote on a broad range of economic topics with a focus on fiscal and monetary policy. At Yahoo, Nicole developed a number of video franchises and a personal finance vertical for millennials. In a prior life, she reported on culture for Paper Magazine and helped launch the music news division at Fuse TV. She is a graduate of Cornell University where she studied industrial and labor relations. Nicole is a big fan of Robert Caro, a dirty martini, and crispy French fries.
Rey Mashayekhi, Writer, Finance
Rey Mashayekhi is a writer at Fortune. He joined the publication in late 2018 and primarily covers finance and politics. Prior to joining Fortune, Rey worked as a reporter for New York City-based real estate news outlets The Real Deal and Commercial Observer, where he covered news and trends in the world of commercial real estate. He began his career as a commodities reporter covering the metals industry for trade publication American Metal Market, a division of business publisher Euromoney Institutional Investor. A graduate of Eugene Lang College at The New School, he served as news editor of The New School Free Press, his alma mater’s student-run publication, and was part of a staff that won two Associate Collegiate Press awards in 2012. A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Rey lives in Los Angeles.
Grady McGregor, Writer, Asia
Grady McGregor is a writer at Fortune covering business, tech, and all things related to China. Shortly after graduating with honors from Connecticut’s Wesleyan University, the Minnesota native (who partly grew up in Beijing) decamped for the oil-rich Bakken region of North Dakota, where he briefly covered political and other news for the Dickinson Press—before moving to Amman, Jordan, to learn Arabic and freelance for local outlets. Before he joined Fortune, McGregor was an editor with Synaps, a qualitative research agency based in Beirut. In addition to speaking Arabic and English, he is a fluent Mandarin speaker. He’s based in Hong Kong.
David Z. Morris, Writer, Technology
David Z. Morris is a Texas-bred, New York-based writer covering a range of topics including technology, health, equity, and trade. He curates Fortune’s weekly Ledger newsletter, which covers financial technology and cryptocurrency. He is a graduate of the Plan II program at the University of Texas and holds a PhD in the sociology of technology from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining Fortune, he was a staff writer for the cryptocurrency magazine Breaker and a contributor to publications including The Atlantic, Slate, and Aeon.
Sy Mukherjee, Writer, Health
Sy Mukherjee covers the business and policy of health care and biopharmaceuticals for Fortune, with an emphasis on digital health, drug development, and public health. He authors Fortune‘s Brainstorm Health Daily digital newsletter, writes for Fortune.com, and contributes regularly to the print magazine. Sy has always been taken with the promise (and many failures) of the American health field and previously was the editor of the trade publication BioPharma Dive. He grew up in sunny Southern California, graduated from Dartmouth College in 2012, and is now a happy New York transplant who still enjoys complaining about the East Coast weather.
Anne Sraders, Writer, Finance
Anne Sraders is a writer for Fortune covering the finance industry, equity markets, the global economy, and IPOs. Before joining Fortune, she was a 2019 Dow Jones News Fund business reporting intern and a writer at TheStreet.com. She is an alumna of the journalism program at The King’s College.
Lucinda Shen, Writer, Finance
Lucinda Shen is a New York City-based writer at Fortune, covering deals and dealmakers with a focus on venture capital. As part of her job of following the money, she writes the publication’s daily newsletter on the topic, Term Sheet. Prior to her role at Fortune, Lucinda worked for Business Insider and previously reported from Hong Kong. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Jonathan Vanian, Writer, Technology
Jonathan Vanian covers everything from business technology and cybersecurity to artificial intelligence and data privacy and regulation for Fortune, where he is based in San Francisco. He’s interviewed some of the CEOs of the world’s biggest tech companies, leading researchers at top universities, as well as many other interesting and notable people. Previously, he was a writer for Gigaom where he covered cloud computing and enterprise startups. He’s worked as a reporter for a legal affairs newspaper, an online editor at a software magazine, a contributor to a business journal in Santa Barbara, an editorial fellow at Salon, and an intern at the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Naomi Xu Elegant, Writer, Asia
Naomi Xu Elegant is a writer at Fortune, focused on covering business and technology in China and in Asia at large, as well as helping edit the Sino-Saturday edition of Fortune’s CEO Daily newsletter. Prior to Fortune, Naomi covered the public school system in Philadelphia and interned at CNBC’s Beijing bureau. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Naomi grew up in Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, and is a fluent Mandarin speaker. She’s based in Hong Kong.
Josue Evilla, Art Director
Josue Evilla is a New York City-based art director specializing in editorial design and illustration. He is responsible for helping define the visual identity of the Fortune brand across all platforms. He has worked as an editorial designer for more than 20 years, creating award-winning work for Fortune, The Boston Globe, and The Hartford Courant.
Alexandra Scimecca, Associate Photo Editor
Alexandra Scimecca is an associate photo editor for Fortune. She researches and commissions photos for the magazine while also enterprises photo stories online. She helps curate many of Fortune‘s franchises for both web and print. Before joining the team and moving to New York in 2017, she completed her B.J. in journalism from the University of Missouri.
Michele Taylor, Associate Photo Editor
Michele Taylor is the associate photo editor at Fortune. She conceptualizes and assigns portrait, environmental and still-life photo shoots for features and front-of-the-book stories. She enjoys learning and telling stories about women. Michele joined Fortune in 2012 after graduating from Pratt Institute with a B.A. in Photography. She started her career as a Photo Intern at Maxim Magazine and DailyCandy. A native Long Islander, she currently lives in Brooklyn with her daughter.
Megan Jordan Arnold, Senior Video Producer
Megan Jordan Arnold is a senior producer for Fortune video, overseeing the news team. Her role also includes creating special series for Fortune.com and coordinating video initiatives at Fortune’s live events. Additionally, she is the executive producer of Fortune’s podcasts. Megan originally joined Fortune as showrunner for the brand’s weekly live news and interview show, Fortune Live. Previous to Fortune, she worked at Moneywatch. Megan started her career at CBS News, first as a member of the network’s political unit and then as a producer for The Early Show where she created lifestyle content—like cooking and personal finance features—and covered breaking news events like 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. A Kansas City native and proud University of Kansas Jayhawk, Megan now lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughters, and cat.
Chris Joslin, Senior Video Producer
Chris Joslin is a senior video producer at Fortune. He leads the enterprise team, which tackles magazine based video production, as well as news packages and documentaries. Chris produces Balancing the Ledger, Fortune’s bi-weekly video series focusing on fintech, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. He is a proud Texan with a strong distaste for barbecue.
Devin Hance, Video Producer
Devin Hance joined Fortune in August 2017 as a video producer based out of Fortune’s New York City office. She has helped cover multiple Fortune conferences including Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit and Fortune’s Brainstorm Health. Hance creates original video content for Fortune.com and has covered numerous topics including e-sports, politics, and artificial intelligence. Previously, Hance was a video producer at CNBC based at CNBC ‘s Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ where she created original digital videos for CNBC.com and CNBC’s social media platforms. Hance holds a bachelor’s degree in Television-Radio with a concentration in media production from Ithaca College. Prior to that she graduated with two Associates degrees in digital cinema and broadcast production from Tompkins Cortland Community College.
Ross Kohan, Video Producer
Ross Kohan has been a producer on the Fortune video team since 2016. His day-to-day responsibilities include breaking news coverage and site optimization. Ross created Fortune’s “Out of the Office” series, has covered countless conferences, and has produced interviews with CEOs, disruptors, and celebrities. He started his career as an editor for Major League Baseball and worked as a post-production producer at the Huffington Post before coming to Fortune. Ross is a 2009 graduate of Syracuse University and loves all things Orange.
Last modified: April 8, 2021