John Huey became Time Inc.â€™s sixth editor-in-chief on January 1, 2006.
Before becoming editor-in-chief, Huey had been editorial director of Time Inc. since July 2001. Before that, Huey was editor of the Fortune Group since February 2001. Previously, he was managing editor of Fortune since 1995. In 1997, while running Fortune, Huey was named Advertising Ageâ€™s Editor of the Year. In 1998, he was named Adweek’s Editor of the Year; and, under his leadership, Fortune was named to Advertising Ageâ€™s list of the best magazines in both 1999 and 2001.
A native of Atlanta, Huey graduated from the University of Georgia and served in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence officer before embarking on his journalistic career at a small weekly newspaper, the DeKalb New Era. He worked briefly at the Atlanta Constitution before joining the Dallas bureau of The Wall Street Journal in 1975.
Huey joined Fortune in 1988. In 1989, he was founding editor of Southpoint Magazine, a Time Inc. regional monthly that folded in 1990.