Clifton Leaf

Clifton Leaf, an adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, served as the Editor-in-Chief of Fortune from 2017 to 2021. During his tenure, Fortune won more than 70 top journalism prizes, substantially expanded its website, newsletter, premium subscription, podcast, and virtual conference businesses, and launched two new start-up businesses in career development and education, respectively. Prior to that he was Fortune‘s deputy editor, overseeing the acclaimed print magazine. In earlier years, he was a guest editor for the New York Times op-ed page and held senior positions at the Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney magazine and at Fortune.

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