The Info List - Norman Pearlstine

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NORMAN PEARLSTINE (born October 4, 1942, in Philadelphia ) is an American editor and media executive, who held key positions at Time Inc., Bloomberg L.P. and the Wall Street Journal.


* 1 Biography * 2 Personal * 3 Recognition * 4 References * 5 External links


Pearlstine was born to an Jewish family, the son of Gladys (nee Cohen) and Raymond Pearlstine. and raised in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. His mother served as Chairman of Montgomery County Community College and his father was an attorney. He has two sisters: Nancy P. Conger and Maggie Pearlstine. He graduated from The Hill School and then received an AB in history from Haverford College
Haverford College
. He later obtained a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
and later did postgraduate work at the law school of Southern Methodist University .

Pearlstine worked for the Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
from 1968 to 1992, except for a two-year period, 1978–1980, when he was an executive editor for Forbes magazine. At the Journal, he served as a staff reporter in Dallas, Detroit, and Los Angeles (1968–73); Tokyo bureau chief (1973–76); managing editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal (1976–78); national editor (1980–81); editor and publisher of The Wall Street Journal/Europe (1982–83); managing editor (1983–91); and executive editor (1991–92).

He was named as the interim president of the New-York Historical Society in 1992.

After leaving the Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
he launched SmartMoney and was later the general partner of Friday Holdings , a multimedia investment company, prior to succeeding Jason McManus as editor in chief at Time Inc. in 1995. He was editor in chief of Time Inc., where he served between January 1, 1995, and December 31, 2005. At the end of his tenure, he was responsible for the content of Time Inc.'s 154 publications, including Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, In Style, Money, People, Real Simple, Sports Illustrated, and Time. Through 2006, he served as a senior adviser to Time Warner.

Pearlstine was a senior adviser to the Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
's telecommunications and media group in New York. Pearlstine then joined Bloomberg L.P. in June 2008 as Chief Content Officer, a newly created position. In that role Pearlstine was charged with seeking growth opportunities for Bloomberg’s television, radio, magazine, and online products and to make the most of the company’s news operations. Pearlstine also served as Chairman of Bloomberg Businessweek , the magazine Bloomberg L.P. acquired fromMcGraw-Hill in 2009, and as Co-Chairman of Bloomberg Government , a web-based subscription service devoted tocoverage of the impact of government actions on business, including legislation, regulation, and contracts.

In October 2013, Pearlstine returned to