Alan Murray, CCO of Time Inc. and Editor of FORTUNE Magazine
As Editor of Fortune, Alan Murray is responsible for overseeing Fortune magazine and Fortune.com, with a combined audience of more than 13 million readers, as well as Fortune digital media and Fortune’s conferences. He was named Editor of Fortune in August 2014.
Fortune’s conference division includes Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Fortune Brainstorm Green, and the highly successful Fortune Most Powerful Women series, with annual events in the U.S., Hong Kong, London and a new MPW: Next Gen conference to be held for the first time in 2014. The Fortune Global Forum has convened world leaders and heads of global business since 1995 and most recently took place in 2013 in Chengdu, China with attendees such as Jamie Dimon, Tony Blair, Angela Ahrendts, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stephen Elop, Sir Martin Sorrell, Muhtar Kent and Yao Ming, among many others. Fortune is the only business magazine with a truly global distribution, and the Fortune 500 is universally recognized as the most important list of top corporations.
Murray’s diverse background includes serving as the President of the Pew Research Center, hosting an eponymous show on CNBC and more than two decades at The Wall Street Journal, where he had stints overseeing digital operations and the Journal’s Washington bureau.
At Pew, from January 2013 to July 2014, Murray oversaw a rapid digital expansion of the center’s digital footprint, with website traffic doubling and social media referrals tripling during his time there. He also led the Center into an exploration of new data methodologies in its research and an expansion of its global work.
At the The Wall Street Journal, he served as Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, Online, from 2007 to 2012, with editorial responsibility for the Journal’s websites, mobile products, television, video, books and conferences. He also spent a decade as the Journal’s Washington Bureau Chief, from 1993 to 2002, during which the bureau won three Pulitzer Prizes. In between his stints at the Journal, he served as CNBC’s Washington Bureau Chief from 2002 to 2005, co-hosting, “Capital Report with Alan Murray and Gloria Borger.” At various times, he wrote the Journal’s weekly Business and Political Capital columns and won numerous awards for his writing on economics and international issues.
Murray 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. He is a member of the Gridiron Club, the New York Economics Club and the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Governing Council of the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.
Murray began his journalism career as the business and economics editor of the Chattanooga Times. He also worked at the Congressional Quarterly in Washington and at the Nihon Keizai Shimbun in Tokyo on a Luce Fellowship. He received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in economics at the London School of Economics. In 2005, he completed the Stanford Executive Program. He is married to Dr. Lori Murray, Distinguished Chair for National Security at the U.S. Naval Academy. They have two daughters, Lucyann and Amanda, and live in Greenwich, CT.
Alan Murray, Editor at FORTUNE Magazine, explains that millennials believing the system isn't working lead to a lower voter turnout and had in part greatly effected the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election.