Dan Peres grew up in Baltimore, later attending New York University (NYU) where he graduated with degrees in Journalism and American History. While in college, he was an editor at the student newspaper Washington Square News, worked as a copy boy at The New York Times, and later as a research assistant at Esquire. Peres spent nine years at W magazine. He worked his way from Assistant Editor to European Editor, overseeing W’s bureaus in Paris (where he lived for three years), London, and Milan.
Peres became editor of Details in 2000 after the magazine was relaunched. Since then, the magazine has won two ASME Awards for Design and earned several other nominations, including General Excellence. In 2003, Advertising Age named Details as an A-List Magazine and MIN magazine included Mr. Peres as one of its "21 Most Intriguing People" of the year. He has brought such writers and columnists as Michael Chabon, Anderson Cooper, Matt McAllester, Simon Dumenco, and Rick Moody to the magazine, along with top-tier photographers like Norman Jean Roy, Matthias Vriens-McGrath, Michael Thompson, and Steven Klein. In 2007, Mr. Peres authored Details Men's Style Manual: The Ultimate Guide for Making Your Clothes Work for You, published by Gotham Books. For the magazine’s September 2011 publication, Mr. Peres commissioned Ashton Kutcher to guest-edit Details’ first ever Social Issue, which lives on multiple online platforms.
In March 2019, Peres was announced as Gawker's editor-in-chief.
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