Justin B. Smith

Justin B. Smith (born August 13, 1969) is an American businessman and chief executive officer of Bloomberg Media Group. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Smith worked for Atlantic Media, The Week magazine and The Economist.[1]

Justin Smith
Justin Brainerd Smith

August 13, 1969 (age 49)
EducationGeorgetown University
TitleChief Executive Officer of Bloomberg Media Group


Smith began his career at the Department of State in 1991, working in the U.S. Embassy at Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, under Ambassador Edward Brynn.[2] After leaving the State Department, Smith joined the International Herald Tribune. He worked in Paris and in Hong Kong, where he helped build the newspaper’s conference business.[3] Smith then joined The Economist as the head of corporate strategy, working from London, Hong Kong and New York City.[4]

In 2001, Smith joined The Week, where he helped launch a U.S. version of the weekly news magazine founded in London. In 2005, Smith was promoted to president of the magazine. In 2006, he had helped The Week reach more than 443,000 U.S. subscribers.[5] While at The Week, Smith was named to AdAge’s “40 Under 40” list.[6]

In 2007, Smith was hired as president of Atlantic Consumer Media at The Atlantic.[7] In 2010, the magazine made $1.8 million, the first time the magazine had been profitable in decades.[8] Smith was promoted to president of Atlantic Media Company which gave him responsibility over National Journal and Government Executive.[3] While at The Atlantic, Smith oversaw the launch of several digital brands. In 2009, the company launched The Atlantic Wire, a news content and aggregation site now called The Wire. Site traffic reached nearly one million monthly visitors within one year of launch.[9] In 2012, the company launched Quartz for business news.[10] And in 2013, the company launched Defense One for reporting on national security.[11]

In 2010, Smith and The Atlantic publisher Jay Lauf were named Ad Age’s Publishing Executives of the Year, and The Atlantic was ranked second on Ad Age’s list of A-list magazines.[6]

Smith is also the founder of Breaking Media, a collection of specialized websites that includes Above the Law, Dealbreaker and Fashionista.[4]


In July 2013, Bloomberg LP hired Justin Smith as the chief executive officer of Bloomberg Media Group, which comprises Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek, and digital businesses globally. Smith reports to Bloomberg LP President and CEO Dan Doctoroff.[1] Later that year, Smith stated he would focus on launching additional online destinations at Bloomberg beyond its current slate of news sources and invest more in digital video.[12]

In April 2014, Smith hired veteran journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who wrote Game Change and Double Down: Game Change 2012 on the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections respectively, to create a new Bloomberg website focused on American politics and policy.[13]

In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter named Smith one of the “35 Most Powerful People in New York Media.”[14]

In 2015, Mike Bloomberg called Smith one of the “smartest and most innovative people in media.”[15]


Smith was born on August 13, 1969, in Hartford, Connecticut. He attended Phillips Andover Academy[2] and graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1991.[16] Smith is a member of the Georgetown University Board of Directors[17] and is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[18] He is the founder of the Bali Purnati Center for the Arts on the island of Bali and the Ouagadougou Education project.[16] In 2013, Smith was named a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute,[19] and in 2014, he was named to the board of directors for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.[20]


  1. ^ a b "Bloomberg LP Names Justin B. Smith CEO Of Bloomberg Media Group". Bloomberg. July 23, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Gupte, Pranay (April 19, 2006). "Lunch at The Four Seasons with: Justin Smith". PranayGupte.com.
  3. ^ a b Moses, Lucia (September 27, 2011). "How David Bradley and Justin Smith Saved 'The Atlantic'". AdWeek.
  4. ^ a b Carr, David (April 30, 2013). "Bloomberg Media Recruits a New Chief From The Atlantic". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Ives, Nat (July 11, 2007). "The Week Loses Its President to Atlantic Monthly". AdAge.
  6. ^ a b Ives, Nat (August 7, 2006). "Justin Smith, 36". AdAge.
  7. ^ Dumenco, Simon (October 4, 2010). "The Atlantic Is No. 2 on Ad Age's Magazine A-List". AdAge.
  8. ^ Indvik, Lauren (December 19, 2011). "Inside 'The Atlantic': How One Magazine Got Profitable by Going 'Digital First'". Mashable.
  9. ^ Peters, Jeremy W. (December 12, 2010). "Web Focus Helps Revitalize The Atlantic". The New York Times.
  10. ^ Carr, David (September 23, 2012). "Covering the World of Business, Digital Only". The New York Times.
  11. ^ Indvik, Lauren (July 16, 2013). "Atlantic Media Launches Digital Publication, 'Defense One'". Mashable.
  12. ^ Morrissey, Brian (March 19, 2014). "Justin Smith's plan for where Bloomberg Media goes next". Digiday.
  13. ^ Somaiya, Ravi (May 4, 2014). "Bloomberg Gains 2 Veteran Political Journalists". The New York Times.
  14. ^ "The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media 2014". The Hollywood Reporter. April 16, 2014.
  15. ^ Sebastian, Michael (April 27, 2015). "Mike Bloomberg Appeals to Advertisers at His Company's NewFronts Pitch". AdAge.
  16. ^ a b "Fellow Profile: Justin Smith". Aspen Institute. Archived from the original on 2014-09-11.
  17. ^ "Board of Directors". Georgetown University.
  18. ^ "Membership Roster". Council on Foreign Relations.
  19. ^ "Leadership Programs: 2013 Class". Aspen Institute.
  20. ^ "The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Welcomes Two New Members to its Board of Directors". Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
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