Norman Pearlstine joined Bloomberg L.P. in June 2008 as chief content officer, a newly created position. In this role Pearlstine is charged with seeking growth opportunities for Bloomberg’s television, radio, magazine, and online products, and with making the most of the company’s existing news operations. He assumed the additional position of chairman, Bloomberg Businessweek, following the acquisition of the magazine in December 2009.
Prior to joining Bloomberg, Pearlstine was a senior adviser to The Carlyle Group’s telecommunications and media group in New York. Before joining the private equity firm, Pearlstine had spent nearly four decades working as a reporter and editor. He was editor-in-chief of Time Inc., the magazine division of Time Warner Inc., from 1995 to 2005, before becoming a senior adviser to Time Warner Inc. in January 2006. Before joining Time Inc., Pearlstine worked for The Wall Street Journal for 23 years, including nine years as managing editor and then executive editor of the news department. Pearlstine is the author of Off the Record: The Press, the Government, and the War over Anonymous Sources (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007).