Editor-in-chief, Red Herring, Inc.
Joel Dreyfuss, editor-in-chief of Red Herring Inc., oversees all print and Internet content. He is a journalist and editorial executive with more than 30 years experience in print, broadcast, and Internet publications. He is a former senior writer at Bloomberg Markets and was editor-in-chief of Urban Box Office, an Internet startup.
Mr. Dreyfuss was editor-in-chief of Information Week, the editor of PC Magazine and served two stints at Fortune magazine, first as an associate editor and Tokyo bureau chief and then as a senior editor and personal technology columnist. He
Mr. Dreyfuss has been a reporter and culture critic for the Washington Post, New York bureau chief for USA Today and executive editor of Black Enterprise magazine. His freelance articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and Book Review, Tikkun, Playbook, Redbook, Family Circle, Salon.com and other national publications. He is co-author of The Bakke Case: The Politics of Inequality (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989). Many of his articles and essays have been included in anthologies.
He worked as a news producer and writer for KPIX and was an on-air reporter for KQEDs Newsroom. He has also written and produced video pieces for WNETs 51st State and for other public television programs.
He is a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He earned a B.S. degree at the City College of the City University of New York and is a former Urban Journalism Fellow at the University of Chicago. He has served as a Pulitzer Prize juror, a judge at the National Magazine Awards and a board member of the American Society of Magazine Editors.
Born in Haiti, Mr. Dreyfuss has lived in New York, Washington, DC, Chicago and San Francisco and internationally in Monrovia (Liberia), Paris, and Tokyo.