Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson (born May 20, 1952) is an American author, journalist, and professor. He has been the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., the chair and CEO of CNN, and the editor of ''Time''.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he attended Harvard University and the University of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar at Pembroke College. He is the co-author with Evan Thomas of ''The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made'' (1986) and is the author of "Leonardo da Vinci" (2017), "The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution" (2014), ''Steve Jobs'' (2011), ''American Sketches'' (2009), ''Einstein: His Life and Universe'' (2007), ''Benjamin Franklin: An American Life'' (2003), and ''Kissinger: A Biography'' (1992).
Isaacson is a professor at Tulane University and an advisory partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, a New York City-based financial services firm. He was vice chair of the Louisiana Recovery Authority, which oversaw the rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. He chaired the government board that runs Voice of America and has been on other boards for the U.S. Departments of State and Defense. Provided by Wikipedia