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Alan Murray

Chief Content Officer, Time Inc. and Editor-in-Chief, Fortune 

Alan Murray is chief content officer of Time Inc. In this role, Murray oversees Time Inc.’s editorial policies and standards and is responsible for its commitment to quality journalism and storytelling. He is focused on harnessing the collective power and scale of all Time Inc.’s brands to produce and distribute content on every platform.

Murray also serves as editor-in-chief of Fortune, a position he has held since August 2014. He oversees Fortune’s print and digital operations as well as Fortune’s conferences, including Fortune Global Forum, Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Fortune Brainstorm Green and the Fortune Most Powerful Women series. Under Murray’s leadership, Fortune has tripled its digital audience, quadrupled its presence on social media, quintupled its video views and cut the average age of Fortune readers by a decade.

Murray’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.

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. 

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