Steven Gray » VP & Managing Editor, JP Morgan Chase
Steven Gray is Vice President/Managing Editor at JPMorgan Chase. He leads a team of editors, writers, producers and marketers building content about personal finance, entrepreneurship, leadership, travel, food, and culture, for digital platforms that reach more than 40 million people every day. In addition, he develops content with publishers and video production firms.
Before joining JPMorgan Chase in 2016, he was an editorial consultant. In 2015, he was editorial director for Participant Media’s digital magazine, and before that was director of corporate social responsibility and global public affairs at Laureate Education, a U.S. firm that expands access to higher education, mostly in the developing world. In this role, he built content that explained the firm’s CSR initiatives, and developed youth-focused social entrepreneurship programs.
Most of his career has been in journalism. Between 2010 and 2012, he was a Time magazine correspondent covering the intersection of politics, policy and business. In 2009, he opened Time Inc.’s Detroit editorial office, helping develop content for the company’s flagship magazines: Time, Fortune, Money, and People. From 2004 to 2007, he covered the global food industry for The Wall Street Journal, including McDonald’s, Starbucks, Whole Foods, and General Mills. He began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post.
He received a B.A. degree in journalism from Howard University and was a graduate student at the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies. He has been a Poynter Institute ethics fellow, and a fellow at the University of California, Berkeley’s Knight Digital Media Center. In addition, he has spoken at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and provided analysis on MSNBC, CNBC, PBS, Fox, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He lives in New York.