Norman Pearlstine

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Norman Pearlstine joined Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg L.P. is an American privately held financial software, media, and data company. Bloomberg makes up one third of the $16 billion global financial data market with estimated revenue of $6.9 billion. Bloomberg L.P...

 in June 2008 as chief content officer, a newly-created position. In this role Pearlstine is 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.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Pearlstine was a Senior Advisor to the Carlyle Group's telecommunications and media group in New York. Before joining the private equity firm, Pearlstine had spent nearly four decades working as a reporter and editor. He was editor in chief
Editor in chief
An editor-in-chief is a publication's primary editor, having final responsibility for the operations and policies. Additionally, the editor-in-chief is held accountable for delegating tasks to staff members as well as keeping up with the time it takes them to complete their task...

 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 advisor to Time Warner.

He is married to Jane Boon, an industrial engineer. Previously, he was married to the writer Nancy Friday
Nancy Friday
Nancy Colbert Friday is an author who has written on the topics of female sexuality and liberation.'Nancy Friday's successful fantasy revelations ' have seen her placed among 'the feminist erotic pioneers'...

 from 1988 to 2005.

He graduated from The Hill School
The Hill School
The Hill School is a preparatory boarding school for boys and girls located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, about 35 miles northwest of Philadelphia....

 and then received an AB in History from Haverford College
Haverford College
Haverford College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States, a suburb of Philadelphia...

. He later obtained a law degree
Law degree
A Law degree is an academic degree conferred for studies in law. Such degrees are generally preparation for legal careers; but while their curricula may be reviewed by legal authority, they do not themselves confer a license...

 from the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania is a private, Ivy League university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States,Penn is the fourth-oldest using the founding dates claimed by each institution...

 and later did post-graduate work at the law school of Southern Methodist University
Southern Methodist University
Southern Methodist University is a private university in Dallas, Texas, United States. Founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, SMU operates campuses in Dallas, Plano, and Taos, New Mexico. SMU is owned by the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church...

. Before joining Time Inc., he worked for the Wall Street Journal from 1968–1992, 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 (1968–1973); Tokyo bureau chief (1973–1976); managing editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal (1976–1978); national editor (1980–1981); editor and publisher of The Wall Street Journal/Europe (1982–1983); managing editor (1983–1991); and executive editor (1991–1992). After leaving the Wall Street Journal he launched SmartMoney
SmartMoney
SmartMoney The Wall Street Journal Magazine of Personal Business was launched in 1992 by Hearst Corporation and Dow Jones & Company. In 2010, Hearst sold its stake to Dow Jones. Its first editor was Norman Pearlstine....

, and was later the general partner of Friday Holdings L.P., a multimedia investment company, prior to succeeding Jason McManus
Jason McManus
Jason Donald McManus is an American journalist who served as Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc. from 1988 to 1994.-Life and career:McManus, a 1956 graduate of Davidson College, became a Rhodes Scholar in 1958 after receiving a master's degree in public affairs from Princeton University. He began working...

 as Editor-in-Chief at Time in 1995.

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 Business and Financial Journalism in 2000. He received the National Press Foundation’s Editor of the Year Award in 1989.

Pearlstine serves on the boards of the Carnegie Corporation, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Tribeca Film Institute, and the Watson Institute for International Relations. He serves on the advisory board of the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, and he is co-chair of the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy at the USC Annenberg School of Communications. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations
Council on Foreign Relations
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. From 2006 to 2011, Pearlstine served as President and CEO of the American Academy Berlin.

Pearlstine was briefly part of the controversy surrounding Matthew Cooper
Matthew Cooper (American journalist)
Matthew Cooper is a former reporter for Time who, along with New York Times reporter Judith Miller was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for refusing to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation. He currently works as the managing...

 when he acted on a U.S. court subpoena to hand Cooper's notes to the independent prosecutor investigating the outing of Valerie Plame
Valerie Plame
Valerie Elise Plame Wilson , known as Valerie Plame, Valerie E. Wilson, and Valerie Plame Wilson, is a former United States CIA Operations Officer and the author of a memoir detailing her career and the events leading up to her resignation from the CIA.-Early life :Valerie Elise Plame was born on...

 as a covert agent of the CIA. From this experience, Pearlstine wrote a book entitled Off the Record: The Press, the Government, and the War over Anonymous Sources for Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux is an American book publishing company, founded in 1946 by Roger W. Straus, Jr. and John C. Farrar. Known primarily as Farrar, Straus in its first decade of existence, the company was renamed several times, including Farrar, Straus and Young and Farrar, Straus and Cudahy...

. It was published in hardcover in June 2007, and in soft cover in June 2008.

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