Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been the chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine...
He is the author of Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, and Kissinger: A Biography, and is the co-author, with Evan Thomas, of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He and his wife live in Washington, D.C.
Walter Isaacson is the author of the forthcoming biography Steve Jobs. His previous books include Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Kissinger: A Biography, and he is the co author, with Evan Thomas, of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.
He was previously the editor of Time Magazine and the CEO.of CNN. He was born in New Orleans, La., on May 20, 1952. He is a graduate of Newman School in New Orleans, Harvard College, and Pembroke College of Oxford University. He serves as chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, and other U.S. international broadcasts. He is also the chairman of the board of Teach for America. He is on the boards of United Continental Airlines, Bloomberg Foundation, Harvard Overseers, and Tulane University.