2013 Lifetime


John Huey
Former Editor-in-Chief
Time Inc.

John Huey has been a writer, editor and publishing executive for 40 years, beginning as a jack-of-all-trades for a small weekly newspaper in Georgia before moving on to report for The Atlanta Constitution. In 1975 he joined the Wall Street Journal's Dallas bureau and spent the next 13 years at that paper where, among other things, he was twice Atlanta bureau chief and, in 1982,  managing editor at startup of The Wall Street Journal/Europe. He joined FORTUNE as a senior writer in 1988  and worked at Time Inc. for the next 24 years-as editor of FORTUNE from 1995 to 2000, as corporate Editorial Director from 2001 to 2005, and as Editor-in-Chief from 2005 through the end of 2012, when he retired. In 1990, he was co-author, with Sam Walton, of the billionaire retailer's autobiography: Made in America. Most recently, he has been in residence as a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School, where he collaborated with two other fellows to produce "Riptide-An Oral History of the Epic Collision Between Digital Technology and the News Business." It will be launched as a Website hosted by Harvard in September of 2013.

Gerald Loeb Awards