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Edward Felsenthal (born September 3, 1966) is an American journalist. He currently serves as the editor in chief of Time, a weekly news magazine.[1]

Edward Felsenthal
Born (1966-09-03) September 3, 1966 (ageĀ 52)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationEditor in chief of Time
EducationPrinceton University
Harvard Law School
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Early lifeEdit

Felsenthal was born in a Jewish family in Memphis, Tennessee, where he attended Memphis University School. He earned an A.B. degree from Princeton University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.A.L.D. from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.[2]


Felsenthal began his career at The Wall Street Journal, where he covered the U.S. Supreme Court and later became an editor overseeing the Journal's efforts to expand its consumer and lifestyle coverage. He was the founding editor of the "Personal Journal" section, guiding work that led to two Pulitzer Prizes, and later oversaw news strategy and integration of the print and digital teams. He was named Deputy Managing Editor of the Journal in 2005.

In 2008, he worked with Tina Brown to launch The Daily Beast as the first executive editor.[3]

He joined Time in 2013 as Digital Managing Editor, where he led an expansion that established a 24/7 news and video operation. In 2016, he became Group Digital Director for Time Inc., overseeing 12 news and lifestyle sites.[4] He became the 18th editor of Time in September 2017, succeeding Nancy Gibbs.


  1. ^ "Time Magazine Names Edward Felsenthal as Editor in Chief". September 14, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Time magazine names Edward Felsenthal as new editor-in-chief". September 14, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Editor of Note, Perched Online". October 7, 2008. Retrieved October 7, 2008.
  4. ^ "Time Inc. Reorganizes Into 4 Distinct Brand Groups". July 22, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2016.