Peter Elstrom was named assistant managing editor for BusinessWeek in December 2007, responsible for technology coverage. Previously, he was the news director for BusinessWeek.com, a position he assumed in April 2006. Elstrom has held a number of positions at BusinessWeek: senior editor (heading the Information Technology Dept., responsible for coverage of telecom, telecom equipment, cellular phones, paging, networking, and the Internet), senior writer, and associate editor.
Prior to joining BusinessWeek, Elstrom held writing and reporting posts for Investor's Business Daily, Crain's Chicago Business, and the Chicago alternative weekly New City. Elstrom has been interviewed as an expert on the technology sector by CNBC and CNN, among others. He is the recipient of the Michigan Journalism Fellowship, the Chicago Headline Club's Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism, and the Association of Area Business Publications Awards. He was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Awards for his cover on Worldcom's acquisition of MCI.
Elstrom holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in economics from Northwestern University.