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.
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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
Pearlstine worked for the 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 he launched
Pearlstine was a senior adviser to the
In October 2013, Pearlstine returned to Time Inc. as chief content officer, a position similar to the one he held at Bloomberg.
He is married to Jane Boon, an industrial engineer. Previously, he was married three times, including to the writer Nancy Friday from 1988 to 2005.
In January 2005, the American Society of Magazine Editors named Pearlstine the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted him into the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame. He was honored with the Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished