Stephen J. Adler
President and Editor-in-Chief, Reuters
Stephen J. Adler is President and Editor-in-Chief, Reuters, where he directs the editorial operations and the commercial news strategy for the company.
Adler joined Thomson Reuters in January 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, and appointed President and Editor-in-Chief, Reuters in December 2012.
Before joining Thomson Reuters, Adler was Editor-in-Chief of BusinessWeek, where, during his five-year tenure, the magazine and its website won more than 100 major journalism awards. Earlier, he spent sixteen years at The Wall Street Journal. As Investigative Editor there, Adler managed reporting teams that won three Pulitzer Prizes between 1995 and 1999. As Deputy Managing Editor, he oversaw the award-winning Wall Street Journal Online, created The Wall Street Journal Books imprint, and co-taught the ethics and standards course required of all news employees. Previously he was Editor of The American Lawyer. He began his career as a reporter at local newspapers in Florida.
A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Law School, 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. Adler serves on the boards of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Columbia Journalism Review and is a member of the Committee to Protect Journalists Leadership Council and the Council on Foreign Relations.