Joanne Lipman (Yale University BA)
Journalist, Media Adviser and Co-author of Strings Attached; Member, Yale University Council
Joanne Lipman is one of the nation’s most prominent journalists and commentators. She is co-author of the upcoming book Strings Attached (Hyperion, October 2013), and an adviser to media organizations such as CNN, Yahoo and NYPR, for which she created the business programMoney Talking.
Ms. Lipman was founding Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast Portfolio magazine and portfolio.com from 2005 to 2009. The magazine won Loeb and National Magazine awards and spawned Michael Lewis’s bestseller The Big Short, based on his cover story about the financial crisis.
Previously, Ms. Lipman was a Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal, the first woman to attain that post. While at the Journal, Ms. Lipman supervised coverage that won three Pulitzer Prizes. Ms. Lipman joined the Journal in 1983 as a reporter in New York, and was the paper’s first Advertising columnist (1989), a Page One editor (1993), creator and Editor-in-Chief of Weekend Journal (1998) and creator of Personal Journal (2002). She was named Deputy Managing Editor in 2000.
Ms. Lipman is a frequent commentator on business issues, appearing on CNN, CBS, and CNBC, and also has been a contributing columnist to Newsweek. She is a member of the Yale University Council; Breastcancer.org’s advisory board; the boards of the Yale Daily News and Yale Alumni Magazine; and the Council on Foreign Relations. She received the Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications in 2001.
Ms. Lipman is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University. She and her husband live in New York with their two children, Andrew and Rebecca (’12 BA, ’13 MPH).