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).
Adam Lashinsky, Executive Editor
Adam Lashinsky is executive editor of Fortune. He writes and edits magazine feature articles and the daily Data Sheet newsletter. He also helps run numerous Fortune conferences, including Brainstorm Tech, the Global Forum, and the CEO Initiative. Lashinsky joined Fortune in 2001, and his coverage has ranged from Silicon Valley to Wall Street and beyond, including features on venture capital, private equity, oil exploration, and the economic recovery of post-Katrina New Orleans. The subjects of his numerous cover stories have included Apple, Google, Amazon, Nike, Dell, Facebook, Alibaba, and Tencent. Lashinsky is the author of 2017 book Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination, and the 2012 bestseller Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired—and Secretive—Company Really Works. A native of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lashinsky was based in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Tokyo before moving to California 20 years ago.
Andrew Nusca, Digital Editor
Andrew Nusca is digital editor of Fortune. He directs coverage across Fortune‘s online products, including its website and newsletters, as well as writes and edits stories in the magazine. He is a co-chair of Brainstorm Tech, Fortune‘s annual conference in Aspen. Nusca joined Fortune in 2013 after more than five years as an editor at CBS Interactive. He is a graduate of New York University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A native of Philadelphia, he is based in Los Angeles.
Matt Heimer, Senior Features Editor
Matt Heimer, features editor, oversees Fortune‘s long-form storytelling. He directs our investment and finance coverage and edits feature stories about technology, healthcare, retail, entertainment and other industries. Matt is a co-chair of the Brainstorm Reinvent and CEO Initiative conferences, and is the lead editor for Fortune‘s annual Change the World list. Prior to joining Fortune, Matt was a senior editor at MarketWatch, where he launched 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 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 features editor at Fortune, where she oversees The Broadsheet newsletter and edits the publication’s women and business coverage. Kristen also serves as co-chair of Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit. 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.
Rachel Schallom, Deputy Digital Editor
Rachel Schallom is deputy digital editor at Fortune, based in New York. She was previously the managing editor at VICE, newsroom project manager at the Wall Street Journal, and worked at 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 member of the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media (class of 2016) and 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.
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. Tully joined Fortune in 1979 and in 1983 became its first Paris bureau chief. He served as European Editor from 1988 to 1990. In his career, Tully has chronicled economic trends (including the EU’s 1992 initiative and François Mitterand’s right turn), profiled fugitives (such as Marc Rich), and reported on scandals (e.g. the 1980s collapse of Banco Ambrosiano, which ensnared the Vatican). He has also covered the 1990s battle between KLM and Northwest Airlines, the rise of the chief financial officer, and the ’90s comeback of Donald Trump. Between 1996 and 1998, Tully was an on-air reporter for CNBC. He returned to Fortune in 1998 to cover the implosion of Conseco, report on the war between J&J and Boston Scientific, and forecast the collapse of the housing market, which he predicted in a 2004 magazine story. Tully 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 previously co-founded Altruette, which raised tens of thousands of dollars for non-profits through “charms for charity” that were featured in O Magazine, People StyleWatch, InStyle, and the Today Show. She started her career at Fortune, writing and editing stories about business, and was named one of the top “30 Under 30” business journalists nationwide.
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 Most Powerful Women issue and is a co-chair of Fortune conferences MPW Next Gen and Brainstorm Reinvent. Kowitt, who joined Fortune in 2008, has covered topics ranging from Silicon Valley’s quest to make meat without animals to Amazon’s ambitions in grocery to the consumer war on Big Food. She is a winner of the Front Page Award for Business Journalism 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. Kowitt has a BA degree in sociology and English from Bowdoin College and an MS degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She and her husband, photographer Karsten Moran, live in New York City.
Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor
Ellen McGirt is a senior editor at Fortune. In addition to long-form magazine features, she writes RaceAhead, an award-winning daily column on race and inclusion in corporate life and beyond. She is also the co-chair of Fortune‘s CEO Initiative. In the past, she’s written for Time, Money, and Fast Company, where she wrote or contributed to more than twenty cover stories and created the digital series the 30 Second MBA. Her reporting has taken her inside the C-Suites of Facebook, Nike, Twitter, Intel, Xerox, and Cisco; on the campaign trail with Barack Obama and across Africa with Bono to study breakthrough philanthropy. McGirt was the editor for Your First Leadership Job, a book published by Wiley in 2015. The New York City native attended Brown University and now lives in the Midwest with her family. Ask her about fly-fishing if you get the chance. [She/her/hers]
Bernhard Warner, Senior Writer-Editor
Bernhard Warner is a senior writer-editor at Fortune, focused on global finance and investing. He writes and edits stories about the business of banking and finance in 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, Reuters, the Atlantic, Slate.com’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, Europe
Claire Zillman is a London-based senior editor for Fortune, where she oversees a team of writers in Europe, and writes stories on women in business and European business news for Fortune magazine and its website. She joined Fortune in 2013 and her coverage has included stories on transgender benefits at Fortune 500 companies, efforts—or lack thereof—to increase gender diversity on corporate boards, profiles of female executives at firms like Apple and GlaxoSmithKline, the #MeToo movement, and, oddly enough, a kosher turkey plant in rural Pennsylvania. She is co-author of The Broadsheet, Fortune‘s daily newsletter about women in business, and co-chair of Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women International Summit in London. Before joining Fortune in London, she was based in its New York City office. Earlier in her career, Claire was a reporter for The American Lawyer magazine, covering legal affairs. She graduated with degrees in journalism and political science 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 for the magazine and website. Since joining Fortune in 2012, she has covered a wide range of subjects from the high-stakes business of fraudulent international college applications to the bitter family battle over the Benihana restaurant empire to the role played by some America’s largest corporations in the nation’s opioid epidemic. She has reported for the magazine from locales including India, Mexico and Saudi Arabia, and her stories have won numerous awards including from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Business Editors and Writers, and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. She also contributes to many Fortune franchises and conferences including Brainstorm Health, Most Powerful Women International and Change the World. Before joining Fortune, she worked as an associate editor at Columbia Journalism Review and from 2006-2010 as a reporter at the Bangkok Post. A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she graduated from Dartmouth College and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Robert Hackett, Senior Writer
Robert Hackett is a senior writer at Fortune, cofounding editor of The Ledger, Fortune’s franchise devoted to the intersection of finance and technology, and co-chair of Fortune’s Brainstorm Finance conference in Montauk, N.Y. Robert has written cover stories on hacking, blockchain technology, and Bitcoin. He co-hosts two video series, Tech Debate and Balancing The Ledger, and he writes Cyber Saturday, the weekend edition of Fortune’s tech newsletter. Robert has received national recognition for his reporting, including an honorable mention at SABEW’s Best in Business awards and as a finalist for the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award. Before joining Fortune, Robert worked at Johnson & Johnson, TED Conferences, and Nautilus Magazine. He received a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School and a bachelor’s degree with honors in chemistry & chemical biology and English alongside minors in science & technology studies and history from Cornell University. He lives in New York.
Jeremy Kahn, Senior Writer
Jeremy Kahn is a senior writer at Fortune focused on artificial intelligence and other disruptive technologies. Before rejoining Fortune in 2019, he spent eight years as a tech reporter at Bloomberg. He has written for numerous publications including the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Atlantic, Smithsonian, Boston Globe, and Portfolio. He is the former managing editor of the New Republic. He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the London School of Economics. He is based in London.
Michal Lev-Ram, Senior Writer
Michal Lev-Ram, based in Silicon Valley, covers the technology and entertainment sectors for Fortune. She is also co-chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, Most Powerful Women Next Gen and of Brainstorm TECH, Fortune’s annual technology conference. Before joining Fortune, Ms. Lev-Ram wrote for CNNMoney, Fast Company, and Popular Science and was a staff writer at Business 2.0. Born in Israel, Ms. Lev-Ram holds a degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.
David Meyer, Senior Writer
David Meyer is a Berlin-based journalist with a decade and a half’s experience writing about technology, business 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 spent half his life living in Europe. 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 articles, he tries to spend as much time as possible bonding with his 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.
Jeff John Roberts, Senior Writer
Jeff John Roberts is a senior writer at Fortune. He writes news and features focused on technology, finance, cryptocurrency and law. He is also co-chair of the Brainstorm Finance conference and a founding editor of The Ledger, a Fortune initiative dedicated to the intersection of tech and finance. He writes frequently about Google, Facebook and Coinbase. Prior to joining Fortune, Roberts worked for Reuters and Gigaom, and his work has appeared in the Economist, the New York Times and the Globe & Mail. Before becoming a journalist, Roberts worked as a lawyer for the Canadian federal government, and passed the bar in Ontario and New York. A native of Vancouver, he obtained a BA and JD from McGill University in Montreal and an MA from Columbia University. In 2016, he completed one year of an MBA at Columbia while undertaking the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship. He likes reading, hiking, bourbon and baseball.
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.
Jen Wieczner, Senior Writer
Jen Wieczner is a senior writer at Fortune. She primarily covers Wall Street and finance, including fintech and cryptocurrency. She is a co-founding editor of The Ledger, Fortune’s franchise dedicated to the intersection of money and technology, and co-hosts the weekly video show “Balancing the Ledger.” Jen also serves as a co-chair of Fortune’s Brainstorm Finance and Most Powerful Women Next Gen conferences. Since joining Fortune in 2013, she has written feature stories on the infamous hack of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, the extreme tactics of activist hedge fund Elliott Management, and the rise of legal marijuana. Her profile subjects include hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen, two-time Fortune 500 CEO Meg Whitman, and controversial Mylan CEO Heather Bresch. Jen is a winner of the American Society of Magazine Editors’ “Next” award honoring journalists under 30 and a SABEW Best in Business award, among others. Jen earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
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 Washington, D.C.
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.
Radhika Marya, Editor, Entertainment
Radhika Marya is a news editor at Fortune, where she primarily focuses on the website. She also writes from time to time and assists with the magazine. Marya joined Fortune in 2017. While she got started in local newspapers, she has also worked in public radio and was previously an editor at DNAinfo New York, Breaking News (at NBC News), and Mashable. In addition to a background in breaking news, she’s interested in covering pop culture, as well as the connection between business, technology, and society. Born in the U.A.E., where she spent her early years, Marya is a “Jersey girl” based in New York City. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Katherine Dunn, Associate Editor, Europe
Katherine Dunn is an associate editor at Fortune in London, covering European business news with a focus on 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 architecture and design, commodities and oil markets at Maclean’s, the Wall Street Journal, and S&P Global Platts. She is a graduate of Carleton University, City University London, and the Danish School of Journalism.
Tamara El-Waylly, Associate Editor, Commentary
Tamara El Waylly is an editor for the commentary section. Prior to Fortune, she covered the United Nations from its headquarters for The Asahi Shimbun, a Japanese daily newspaper. She’s worked in print, online, and broadcast media. Tamara studied journalism at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. before getting her M.A. in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
Emma Hinchliffe, Associate Editor, MPW
Emma Hinchliffe is an associate editor at Fortune, covering women in business and helping to write The Broadsheet email newsletter. Before joining Fortune, Emma covered women in tech, fintech, and health tech as a business reporter for Mashable, wrote about real estate technology as a tech reporter for Inman, and covered business and metro news as a reporter for the Houston Chronicle. She studied government and journalism at Georgetown University.
Lance Lambert, Associate Editor, Data
Lance Lambert is an associate editor focused on developing Fortune’s data-driven premium newsletter portfolio. He was previously a data journalist at Realtor.com, Bloomberg, Cox Media Group, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. He’s a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. An Ohio native, he’s based in New York.
Jake Meth, Associate Editor, Commentary
Jake Meth is an associate editor at Fortune. He solicits and edits opinion articles from outside contributors that address major business, economic, political, and social issues. He also co-produces a weekly newsletter roundup of these articles. He has published op-eds by Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Marillyn Hewson, Melinda Gates, Stan McChrystal, and the FBI agents who caught the Unabomber. Meth joined Fortune in 2016. From 2014 to 2016, he 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, Meth moved to Cairo to cover the Egyptian revolution for a local English-language newspaper and learn 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. Meth grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in New York City.
McKenna Moore, Assistant Editor, Audience Engagement
McKenna Moore is assistant audience engagement editor of Fortune. She manages Twitter and LinkedIn for the brand and works with audience engagement editor John Buysse on search engine optimization and analytics-driven editorial strategy for the website. She also writes for the magazine and website on topics including design, sustainability, women in business, and technology. She joined the Fortune team as a web production intern in May 2018 and was hired on full-time in October 2018. Previously, she worked as an intern on the business of law desk at The American Lawyer and covered the New Hampshire primaries in the 2016 presidential election for The Ashland Times-Gazette. 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.
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.
Aric Jenkins, Writer, Culture
Aric Jenkins is a writer at Fortune. He writes about the intersection of entertainment and business, covering subjects in Hollywood, the music industry, and profesional sports for both the website and magazine. Prior to joining Fortune in 2017, Jenkins was a general assignment reporter at Time, and his work has also appeared in Newsweek, Spin, Maxim, Mic, Travel and Leisure, Vibe, and various other publications. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Jenkins is a Temple University alumnus and now resides in Brooklyn.
Nicole Goodkind, Writer, Politics and Government
Nicole Goodkind is a writer at Fortune covering government, politics, and business. She was previously a senior politics reporter at Newsweek and a reporter and video producer for Yahoo Finance, writing on a broad range of economics and other topics, including fiscal and monetary policy. She’s also written about music and culture for Paper Magazine, “The Today Show,” and Fuse TV. She studied international relations and film at Cornell University and is based in her hometown of New York.
Rey Mashayekhi, Writer, Finance
Rey Mashayekhi is a writer at Fortune. He joined the publication in late 2018 and primarily covers finance, with a focus on major financial institutions and markets. Prior to joining Fortune, Rey worked as a reporter for New York City-based real estate news outlets The Real Deal and, most recently, Commercial Observer, where he covered news and trends in the world of commercial real estate. He began his career as a commodities reporter covering metals 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 New York City.
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 Morris, Writer, Technology
David Z. Morris is a writer interested in technology, culture, and the places where they meet and writes regularly about things like artificial intelligence, payment systems, and transportation and logistics. Prior to joining Fortune, he was a staff writer at Breaker, a publication focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency. He holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He is based in New York City.
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 Wall Street, fintech, and all things finance. As part of her job of following the money, she also helps with the publication’s largest newsletter by readership, the venture capital and private equity focused Term Sheet. Prior to her role at Fortune, Lucinda worked for Business Insider, and has also 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.
Armin Harris, Associate Photo Director
Armin Harris is the associate photo director at Fortune. In this capacity, he has produced a variety of cover stories, features, and special projects, including award winning photo acts on Boeing’s Dreamliner, Steve Jobs and drones. ( He loves brainstorming photo-illustration ideas for the magazine ). He began his career crisscrossing the country with photographer Joel Sternfeld, a project that turned into the book On This Site, worked on the first photo research team at the New Yorker, helped launch the photo department at Talk Magazine in 1999, and worked as a photo editor at New York Magazine through 9/11, before joining Fortune in 2004. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
Alexandra Scimecca, Assistant Photo Editor
Alexandra Scimecca is an assistant photo editor for Fortune magazine and Fortune.com. 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 and runs @fortunemag on Instagram—give us a follow! Before joining the team and moving to New York in 2017, she completed her B.A. 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. Megan originally joined Fortune as showrunner for the brand’s weekly live news and interview show, Fortune Live. Previous to Fortune, she worked at CBSNews.com and Moneywatch.com. 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 is a video producer at Fortune. He writes scripts for, edits, and produces breaking news videos as well as producing Tech Debate, a weekly segment about the tech world’s biggest news. Ross joined Fortune in 2016 and has since produced interviews with many CEOs from Fortune 500 companies. Ross is a graduate of Syracuse University, class of ’09, and loves all things Orange.
Jesse Rogala, Video Producer
Jesse Rogala is a field producer for Fortune‘s video team. Armed with camera gear and a plane ticket, he produces short-form documentary content for Fortune‘s feature magazine stories, as well as news packages and on-site conference interviews. Jesse also produces On Leading with Susie Gharib, an interview series focusing on corporate leadership with Fortune 500 CEOs. Jesse is a big fan of summer camps and great at reaching things on the top shelf.
Last modified: May 14, 2020