Stephen J. Adler

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Adler is editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek. Steve Adler became editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek in 2005. Under his leadership, BusinessWeek has dramatically expanded its Web presence, redesigned and relaunched its print magazine, and introduced a number of multi-channel initiatives that have helped strengthen its brand and extend its reach around the world. Most recently, Adler played an integral role in launching BusinessWeek's newest venture, Business Exchange, an online community connected around business topics. During his tenure, BusinessWeek has won two National Magazine Awards and, over the past year alone, has garnered more than 35 additional national and global awards, primarily for investigative and analytical journalism. Adler began his journalistic career as a reporter for the Tampa Times and the Tallahassee Democrat. In 1983, he joined The American Lawyer and later became editor of the magazine and editorial director of the American Lawyer Newspapers group, a chain of local dailies and weeklies. In 1988, he joined The Wall Street Journal as legal editor. He was appointed to the Journal's page-one staff as special projects editor in 1994; named assistant managing editor in 1998; and deputy managing editor in 2000. Between 1995 and 1999, he directed reporting teams that won three Pulitzer Prizes for articles on the tobacco industry (1995), new AIDS treatments (1996), and military spending (1999). In 1985, Adler was named a National Magazine Award finalist for his American Lawyer article on the Union Carbide accident in Bhopal. He is the 2008 winner of the Benjamin Rush Award from Dickinson College. Adler's book, The Jury: Trial and Error in the American Courtroom, was published by Times Books in 1994 and won the American Bar Assn.'s Silver Gavel Award in 1995. With his wife, novelist Lisa Grunwald, he was co-editor of the best-selling Letters of the Century, published by The Dial Press in 1999, and of Women's Letters, published by Dial in 2005. Adler is a member of the executive committee of the board of directors of the Goddard Riverside Community Center, one of New York's original settlement houses. He also serves on the Board of Advisers of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism, and on the Financial Services Leadership Forum Advisory Committee of the New York Public Library. He is a member of the International Media Council of the World Economic Forum. He and his wife have a daughter and a son and live in New York City.

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