April 20, 2022

Alan Murray: From a 9-year-old neighborhood reporter to the CEO of Fortune Media

Alan Murray: From a 9-year-old neighborhood reporter to the CEO of Fortune Media

When Alan Murray was a little kid he walked up and down his neighborhood in Pittsburgh asking for news updates from all the neighbors. He turned those assembled tidbits about visiting relatives, new pets and little league triumphs into a newsletter he...


When Alan Murray was a little kid he walked up and down his neighborhood in Pittsburgh asking for news updates from all the neighbors. He turned those assembled tidbits about visiting relatives, new pets and little league triumphs into a newsletter he hawked for $.50 cents apiece. That was just the start of a journalism career that would span multiple decades, culminating in his current role as CEO of Fortune Media. On this edition of Press Profiles we hear about that journey, plus we talk North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball,  covering DC politics at a time when both sides didn’t hate each other, Jamie Dimon’s reaction to his Fortune Magazine Cover story, his CEO Daily Newsletter, his new book Tomorrow's Capitalist: My Search for the Soul of Business, and, of course, a whole lot more.

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Alan Murray

CEO, Fortune

Alan Murray is editor of Fortune, overseeing the magazine and website, a position he has held since August 2014. He previously hosted an eponymous show on CNBC and was president of Pew Research Center from 2013 to 2014, where he oversaw a rapid expansion of the center’s digital footprint. Prior to that, Murray was at The Wall Street Journal for more than two decades. He served as deputy managing editor and executive editor of online from 2007 to 2012, with editorial responsibility for the company’s websites, mobile products, television, video, books, and conferences. During his time as Washington bureau chief, from 1993 to 2002, the bureau won three Pulitzer prizes. He's written several books, including his most recent "Tomorrow's Capitalist: My Search for the Soul of Business."