Stephen J. Adler

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Stephen J. Adler (born 1955) is the President and Editor-in-Chief of Reuters.


Stephen Adler graduated in 1977 from Harvard University and with the class of 1983 from Harvard Law School.[1]


He began his career as a reporter for Tampa Times and Tallahassee Democrat.[2] He joined The American Lawyer in 1983, then in 1988 joined The Wall Street Journal as legal editor. He was promoted to assistant managing editor in 1998 and to deputy managing editor in 2000.

He was Editor-in-Chief of BusinessWeek from 2005 to 2009, where, during his five-year tenure, the magazine and its website won more than 100 major journalism awards.[2]

He joined Thomson Reuters in 2010 as Senior Vice President and Editorial Director of the company’s Professional Division. He was named Editor-in-Chief, Reuters News and Executive Vice President News, Thomson Reuters in 2011, where he directed the editorial operations and news strategy for the company. Stephen Adler was named President and Editor-in-Chief, Reuters in December 2012.[2]

Stephen Adler serves on the boards of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Columbia Journalism Review. He is also a member of the International Media Council of the World Economic Forum; the Committee to Protect Journalists board of directors; the Council on Foreign Relations; and the Gerald Loeb Awards board of final judges.[2]


Stephen Adler is author of the book The Jury: Trial and Error in the American Courtroom, which won the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association.[2] With his wife, novelist Lisa Grunwald, he was co-editor of Letters of the Century: America 1900—1999 and Women’s Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present.[2][3] They also co-authored The Marriage Book.[4]


  1. ^ "Lisa Grunwald, an Editor, Is Wed to Stephen J. Adler". The New York Times. 10 April 1988.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Stephen J. Adler". Archived from the original on 25 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  3. ^ Grunwald, Lisa; Adler, Stephen J. (21 January 2009). Women's Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present. Random House Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-307-49333-0.
  4. ^ Grunwald, Lisa; Adler, Stephen J. (12 May 2015). The Marriage Book: Centuries of Advice, Inspiration, and Cautionary Tales from Adam and Eve to Zoloft. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4391-6965-0.