BusinessWeek Appoints Ellen Joan Pollock as Executive Editor of BusinessWeek Magazine

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NEW YORK, July 9 // -- BusinessWeek announced today that Ellen Joan Pollock has been named Executive Editor of BusinessWeek magazine. In her new role, Ms. Pollock will be responsible for the editorial operations of BusinessWeek's global print edition. She succeeds John Byrne, who was named Executive Editor/Editor-in-Chief of in June.

    "Ellen is an extraordinary journalist, an upbeat and inspiring leader, and just a terrific person," said BusinessWeek Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler. "She joins a strong, dynamic team that is growing only stronger."

    Before joining BusinessWeek, Ms. Pollock spent 18 years at The Wall Street Journal. She most recently served as the Deputy Page One editor, managing the senior group of wordsmiths who make up the Page One staff, and editing many important pieces, including much of the series on corporate scandals that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. She also supervised a series about living with cancer that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for beat reporting.

    Previously, Ms. Pollock was a senior writer, reporting on such topics as corporate fraud, shareholder activism, and the Whitewater scandal, which she covered from New York, Washington and Little Rock. Prior to joining the Journal as an editor specializing in legal issues in 1989, she was a reporter at The American Lawyer magazine and then editor of The Manhattan Lawyer, a weekly.

    Her book, The Pretender: How Martin Frankel Fooled the Financial World and Led the Feds on One of the Most Publicized Manhunts In History, was published in January 2002 by Wall Street Journal Books/Simon & Schuster. Turks & Brahmins, her book about a revolution inside a Wall Street law firm, was published by Simon & Schuster in 1991.

    About BusinessWeek

    BusinessWeek is a leading global business media organization, providing unparalleled insight and analysis to a worldwide audience of business leaders. Founded in 1929 and published by The McGraw-Hill Companies, BusinessWeek magazine is the market leader, with more than 4.7 million readers each week in 140 countries. Local language editions include Chinese, Russian, and Bahasa Indonesian. Launched in 1994, is the preeminent provider of daily, essential business news, information, and services to business decision-makers. Reaching 80% of the nation's households, BusinessWeek Weekend delivers important business, consumer and financial news to television viewers every week.
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