Marshall Robert Loeb (May 30, 1929 – December 9, 2017) was an
American author, editor, commentator and columnist specializing in
business matters, who spent 38 years in the
1 Biography 2 Bibliography 3 References 4 External links
Loeb grew up on the West Side of Chicago. He was awarded a degree
in journalism from the University of Missouri. After graduating, he
was employed as a foreign correspondent in Germany and was hired as a
reporter by St. Louis Globe-Democrat. He took a position with Time
where he worked from 1956 to 1980, writing and editing more than 130
cover articles during his time with the magazine. He was named
managing editor of Money magazine, serving in that position from 1980
to 1986, and filled the same role at Fortune from 1986 to 1994.
During his tenure at Fortune, Loeb was credited with expanding the
traditional focus on business and the economy with added graphs,
charts and tables, as well as the addition of articles on topics such
as executive life, and social issues connected to the world of
business, such as the effectiveness of public schools and on
homelessness. Loeb stepped down as managing editor of Fortune in May
1994 upon hitting Time Inc.'s mandatory retirement age of 65 after 38
years working for the company's network of magazines, to be replaced
by Walter Kiechel III, an executive editor at the publication.
His commentaries were syndicated in the Your Money column in
publications nationwide and his Your Dollars was broadcast on the CBS
Radio Network. He was a former president of the American Society of
Magazine Editors. The
Columbia Journalism Review
Loeb, Marshall; Safire, William (1964). Plunging Into Politics. McKay. ASIN B000OM8IM6. Loeb, Marshall (1996). Marshall Loeb's Lifetime Financial Strategies. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 978-0316530750.
^ a b c d e Carmody, Deirdre (May 2, 1994). "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; A Shaper of Magazines Retires". The New York Times. ^ a b c d Knubel, Fred (December 6, 1996). " Marshall Loeb to Become the New Editor of CJR". Columbia University Record. Vol. 22 no. 11. ^ Faber, Harold (June 18, 1964). "End Papers; PLUNGING INTO POLITICS. By Marshall Loeb and William Safire. McKay. 202 pages. $3.95". The New York Times. ^ McGeehan, Patrick (March 28, 2002). "PBS Scrambles to Pull Together 'Wall Street Week'". The New York Times. ^ Hershey, Robert D., Jr. (December 11, 2017). "Marshall Loeb, Editor Who Shaped Money and Fortune Magazines, Dies at 88". The New York Times. p. A29.
A film clip "The Open Mind - America's Fortune (1991)" is available at the Internet Archive
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