Fortune staff editorial bios and press information.
Alan Murray is President of Fortune. During his tenure as Editor-in-Chief, Alan integrated the print and digital editorial teams, established new franchises and platforms and helped significantly increase Fortune.com’s traffic. Alan’s diverse background includes serving as President of the Pew Research Center, hosting an eponymous show on CNBC, and spending more than two decades at the Wall Street Journal, where he served stints overseeing digital operations and the Journal’s Washington bureau. He is the author of four books: The Wall Street Journal Guide to Management, Revolt in the Boardroom, The Wealth of Choices, and Showdown at Gucci Gulch, coauthored with Jeffrey Birnbaum. Alan is a member of the Gridiron Club, the New York Economics Club, and the Council on Foreign Relations, and he serves on the Governing Council of the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He received a bachelor’s degree in English literature as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina, earned a master’s degree in economics at the London School of Economics, and in 2005 completed the Stanford Executive Program.
Clifton Leaf is the Editor-in-Chief of Fortune, where he directs the editorial content and oversees the staff. Previously, he served as a guest editor for the New York Times op-ed page and Sunday Review, and was executive editor at both the Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney magazine and Fortune. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Truth in Small Doses: Why We’re Losing the War on Cancer—and How to Win It, which was named by Newsweek as one of “The Best Books About Cancer,” and which earned Cliff a Lifetime Achievement Award for cancer reporting from the European School of Oncology. A winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, the NIHCM’s Health Care Journalism Award, and a two-time finalist for the National Magazine Award, Cliff has received several leadership honors for his efforts in the cancer fight. A keynote speaker at more than three dozen scientific conferences around the world, he has presented testimony to the President’s Cancer Panel three times and delivered “Grand Rounds” at the National Cancer Institute—the only journalist to have ever received the honor.
Last modified: September 27, 2018