Walter Isaacson

President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

Walter Isaacson is president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He has been chairman and CEO of CNN and editor of TIME magazine, where he was previously political correspondent, national editor, and editor of digital media. He began his career at The Sunday Times and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Isaacson’s most recent book is The Innovators; he also authored Steve Jobs and several other best-selling biographies. His board service includes United Airlines, Tulane University, the Society of American Historians, and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. Isaacson was chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors from 2009 to 2012 and vice-chair of the Louisiana Recovery Authority from 2005 to 2007.

Videos/Audio of Walter Isaacson

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Kicking of the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, Walter Isaacson and David G. Bradley are joined by a variety of speakers who... See more
In this candid talk with the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the US Senate, Senator Amy... See more
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