OLD Media Moves

Legal affairs reporter Parloff leaves Fortune

November 23, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

Roger Parloff
Roger Parloff

Roger Parloff an editor at large at Fortune, where he often covers legal issues from mass torts to intellectual property to white-collar crime, has left the magazine after more than a decade.

Parloff is best known for writing a cover story on blood testing company Theranos in 2014 and then writing a year later about how the company duped him.

He’s the second high-profile journalist to leave Fortune this month. Peter Elkind, co-author of “Smartest Guys in the Room,” left earlier.

Formerly a practicing criminal litigation attorney in Manhattan, Parloff has been a full-time journalist since 1988 and joined Fortune as a regular contributor in 2002. His work has also appeared in such publications as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the American Lawyer.

He is the winner of, among others, a National Magazine Award, three Best in Business awards, and three New York Press Club Awards, and his work has been selected for inclusion in the The Best Business Stories of the Year anthology.

Parloff is the author of “Triple Jeopardy” (Little, Brown and Co., 1996), a nonfiction book about a death penalty case.

Parloff holds a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

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