Dan Rottenberg

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Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg (born June 10, 1942) is an author, editor and journalist. He has been the chief editor of seven publications, most recently Broad Street Review[1] , an independent cultural arts website he launched in December 2005 and edited for eight years.


From 2000 to 2004 Rottenberg was editor of Family Business, an international quarterly magazine dealing with family-owned companies. From 1996 to 1998 he was editor of the Philadelphia Forum, a weekly Philadelphia opinion paper that he founded.[1] In 1993 he created Seven Arts, a monthly magazine based in Philadelphia. From 1981 to 1993 Rottenberg edited the Welcomat, a weekly opinion forum, now known as Philadelphia Weekly.[2]

Rottenberg wrote an editorial page column for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1978 to 1997. He has written more than 300 articles for such magazines as Town & Country, Reader’s Digest, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, Civilization, American Benefactor, Personal Finance - Bloomberg, TV Guide, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and Chicago. He served as a consultant in 1981 when Forbes launched its annual “Forbes 400″ list of wealthiest Americans. Rottenberg's syndicated film commentaries appeared in monthly city magazines around the U.S. from 1971 to 1983.[2]

Rottenberg is credited with having been the first journalist to use the word yuppie in print, writing for Chicago magazine in 1980.[3]

Earlier in his career Rottenberg was executive editor of Philadelphia Magazine (1972–75), managing editor of Chicago Journalism Review (1970–72), a Wall Street Journal reporter (1968–70), and editor of the Commercial-Review, a daily newspaper in Portland, Indiana (1964–68).[2]

Rottenberg is a native of New York City. He graduated from the Fieldston School in 1960 and the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, a piano teacher. Their two grown daughters live and work in New York City.[4]



  1. ^ a b Jane Biberman, "A Wordslinger Takes on a Gunslinger— and Other Pursuits," Pennsylvania Gazette, Sept.-Oct. 2010, p. 69-70.
  2. ^ a b c Michael S. Rozansky, "A professional contrarian gets set to take on the art world," Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 20, 1993, p. D3.
  3. ^ Seemann, Luke (June 3, 2015). "The Yuppie Turns 35". Chicago magazine.
  4. ^ Contemporary Authors, Volume 102 (1987), p. 441.