Larry Hackett, the former editor of PEOPLE magazine, for eight years, is a partner/consultant with 10Ten Media, an editorial creation agency in Manhattan. He is also a partner in New Portal Media, which specializes in providing editorial/publishing services to media clients. He is contributor to ABC News and writes a column about the US for Australia’s New Daily website.
Hackett was among the longest serving editors in chief of PEOPLE, leading the magazine for eight years until his departure in January 2014. Hackett served as President of the American Society of Magazine Editors from 2010 to 2012.
With more than 42 million readers each week, PEOPLE is widely regarded as the world’s most popular and successful magazine. With Hackett at the helm, PEOPLE and PEOPLE.com were recognized with dozens of major magazine industry accolades. While at People, Hackett led the editorial team based in New York City, as well as a network of reporters across the globe. As deputy managing editor he strengthened the magazine’s celebrity and hard news reporting, helped develop the first editions of PEOPLE’s Hollywood Daily, and served as the magazine’s primary spokesperson.
Prior to joining PEOPLE in 1998, Hackett worked for more than eight years at the New York Daily News as a national reporter, entertainment reporter and features editor. He began his career in New Jersey at the Morristown Daily Record and subsequently the Newark Star-Ledger. He is a graduate of Boston University.Back