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Journalist Philip Revzin has reported and edited in Asia, Europe and the U.S. for more than 40 years, including stints as publisher of the Wall Street Journal Europe and the Asian Wall Street Journal.
He was a reporter, bureau chief, editor, publisher and vice president of The Wall Street Journal in Cleveland, New York, London, Paris, Brussels and Hong Kong. He was a senior editor for St. Martin's Press, a unit of Macmillan, acquiring bestsellers including Our Iceberg Is Melting by the Harvard Business School's John Kotter, and the Soprano State, a chronicle of 30 years of New Jersey politics. At Bloomberg News, he edited enterprise stories on the U.S. stock, bond, energy and commodities markets.
During his tenure as Editor and Publisher of the Wall Street Journal Europe and the Far Eastern Economic Review and publisher of the Asian Wall Street Journal, he covered world economic issues that resonate today, along the way winning or sharing three awards or citations from the Overseas Press Club, for coverage of a chemical plant explosion in Italy; European unification; and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. His areas of coverage have included European political and monetary unification leading up to the creation of the euro; the political pressure leading up to and the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union; Asia’s rise as a global economic force; the U.S. economy and stock, bond, oil and commodity markets. He has interviewed leaders including Margaret Thatcher, Francois Mitterrand, Valery Giscard d’Estaing, Jacques Chirac, and Lee Kwan Yew.
Revzin holds a BA from Stanford University and an MA in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. A native of South Shore, he is a lifetime frustrated, but now hopeful, Chicago Cubs fan.