OLD Media Moves

ForbesLife names Solomon its new editor

October 16, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Forbes Media announced Wednesday the appointment of Michael Solomon as editor of ForbesLife, Forbes’ luxury lifestyle magazine, effective immediately.

He will report to Forbes magazine editor Randall Lane. Richard Nalley had been the publication’s editor. He is now an editor at large.

Solomon will be responsible for the day-to-day editorial content and editing of ForbesLife magazine, as well as the development of content in the luxury space for Forbes.com. ForbesLife is published five times a year and is polybagged for subscribers along with Forbes magazine.

“ForbesLife is a unique product in the luxury space, with unmatched access into the lives and passions of the most successful people in the world,” said Lane in a statement. “Michael brings with him not only extensive editorial experience in the lifestyle arena, but also a mastery of both magazines and digital.”

Most recently, Solomon served as executive editor for Byliner, a start-up digital publisher.  Previously, he was features director for The Daily Beast, executive editor for ESPN Books, and the editor of Premiere magazine.

From 1989 through 1997, Solomon worked at Esquire magazine where he was the longtime features editor.  He is a frequent television commentator and the author of numerous fashion and humor books.  Since 1999, he has served as an instructor of a summer publishing course at the Columbia School of Journalism and is an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University.


Mr. Solomon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in 1988.

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