Editor, TIME Digital
Edward Felsenthal is the managing editor of TIME.com. Felsenthal joined TIME in April 2013 and is currently leading a major expansion of TIME’s digital offerings.
He began his career at the Wall Street Journal, rising to deputy managing editor and overseeing significant growth in the Journal’s coverage areas and products. He was the founding editor of Personal Journal, where he guided health coverage that led to two Pulitzer Prizes. As the assistant managing editor for news strategy, he drove integration of the digital and print teams. In the Journal’s Washington bureau, he covered the U.S. Supreme Court and the politics of scandal and was one of its most prolific contributors to Page One.
In 2008, Felsenthal co-founded the Daily Beast as its executive editor, a role in which he built and led a digital newsroom that grew under his day-to-day management from a startup to a site with more than 7 million monthly unique users in three years.
In 2012, he established NewsLaunch, a digital-media consulting firm. Its work included shepherding the global launch of Al-Monitor, a news site covering the Middle East, and developing partnerships and content strategy for Ustream, the live-streaming-video platform.
A native of Memphis and a graduate of Princeton University, Felsenthal earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School as well as a master’s in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts and was admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and Tennessee.
He is on Twitter @efelsenthal.
Last modified: February 3, 2016