MARSHALL LOEB (born c. May 1929) is an American author, editor, commentator and columnist specializing in business matters, who spent 38 years in the Time Inc. publication network which included service as managing editor of both Fortune and Money magazines. The New York Times called him "one of the most visible and influential editors in the magazine industry".
Loeb grew up on the West Side of
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 have been syndicated in the Your Money column in
publications nationwide and his Your Dollars has been broadcast on the
CBS Radio Network
Plunging into Politics, a 1964 book coauthored with Conservative
William Safire provides a guide on getting into politics for
interested amateurs, recommending that the best way to get involved is
to start at the bottom by volunteering and working on political
campaigns starting at the precinct level. The book emphasizes that
being rich or a lawyer may help, but that both major parties in the
U.S. need people who are willing, able and resourceful. His book
Marshall Loeb's Lifetime Financial Strategies was published in January
Little, Brown and Company
Maryland Public Television dropped
Louis Rukeyser in March 2002
as host of the Wall Week program he had created 32 years earlier, Loeb
and retired economics correspondent for
He has two children Michael (1955) and Margret (1956) and has five grandchildren: Michael, Katie, Marc, Caroline and Jeremy Loeb. His son Michael is the co-founder of, a magazine distribution company. His wife Peggy Loeb died October 26, 2010.
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