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.

Biography[edit]

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]

Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  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.