News editor, bureau chief, staff writer The Wall St. Journal, 1987—2002. Business editor Los Angeles Times, 2002—2005, editor sunday magazine, 2005—2007. Executive director The Drucker Institute, Claremont, since 2007.
Irvine senior fellow New American Foundation, Washington, 2007—2008. Columnist BusinessWeek.com, New York City, since 2007. Board member National Human Services Assembly, Washington, since 2009.
Editorial board member Boom: A Journal California, Berkeley, California, since 2009.
- Author: (nonfiction book) Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2008). Co-author (with Mark Arax): The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire (California Book award, William Saroyan International prize, 2005).
Born April 21, 1965