OLD Media Moves

Fortune Silicon Valley bureau chief takes buyout

August 19, 2008

Glynnis MacNicol of Fishbowl New York reports that Fortune‘s Silicon Valley bureau chief, Brent Schlender, has accepted the magazine’s buyout offer.

Brent SchlenderMacNicol writes, “Schlender has been with Fortune since 1989 and written extensively on technology, management, and executive leadership, including cover stories on Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Andy Grove, Jack Welch, Warren Buffett, and Louis Gerstner.” Read more here.

His most recent cover story was “Pixar’s Magic Man,” an intimate portrait of John Lasseter, the animation genius who now is Chief Creative Officer for Walt Disney Co. Other noteworthy stories include an inside look at the board of directors of Intel Corp. called “Andy Grove’s Latest Crusade”; an analytical examination of “Wal-Mart’s $288 Billion Meeting”; and “Inside the Shakeup at Sony,” the story of Howard Stringer’s sudden ascendancy to the top job at the Japanese electronics giant.

From 1992 to 1994, Schlender was Fortune’s Tokyo Bureau Chief. Prior to joining Fortune in 1989, Schlender was a reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal. During his decade there he worked in bureaus in Dallas, Central America, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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