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Stephen J. Adler

Stephen J. Adler is Editor-in-Chief of Reuters where he is responsible for the team that produces and markets the news – text, photographs, video, insight and commentary – that powers the world’s markets and media, reaching over one billion users a day. Adler 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, and was later named President and Editor-in-Chief, Reuters in December 2012. Under Adler’s leadership, Reuters has received scores of top journalism awards around the world, including Reuters first-ever Pulitzer Prize for text reporting in 2014. 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, managing reporting teams that won three Pulitzer Prizes. 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,” and was co- editor of the best-selling “Letters of the Century: America 1900—1999” and “Women’s Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present.” Adler serves on the boards of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Columbia Journalism Review.