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Fortune hires Business Insider’s Shontell as editor in chief

September 21, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Alyson Shontell

Business Insider editor in chief Alyson Shontell has been hired as the new editor of Fortune magazine.

Fortune’s Alan Murray and David Meyer write, “Alyson Shontell, who since 2016 has been editor-in-chief of Business Insider, is taking over editorial leadership of our 92-year old brand, effective Oct. 6. In her new role, she will oversee all the content on Fortune’s multimedia platforms—including the magazine, the website, our newsletters, our executive conferences, video, podcasts, and our new Fortune Connect platform for next-generation leaders.

“Alyson is the perfect person to position Fortune for its second century. She has a deep love of great journalism and storytelling. She has overseen award-winning coverage of some of the most important business stories of our time. She is rooted in the tech world, which is the fundamental driver of almost everything happening in business today. And she is a true digital native. As employee number six at Business Insider, she helped shape and build the most successful pure play digital business journalism franchise of our time.

“Like most media companies, Fortune has been changing rapidly in recent years, propelled by the changing ways our readers consume content. With Alyson at the helm, the editorial team will have a proven innovator, ready to ensure that we serve our readers world class content, wherever, whenever and however they want it.”

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