Bill Saporito has been with Time magazine for a long time. He joined the publication as senior editor in 1996 and is currently assistant managing editor, directing the publication’s coverage of business, the economy, personal finance and sports. His other roles have included chief consumer economics correspondent and money columnist.
Starting April 6, Saporito will have a new editorial home: Inc. Per an announcement coming today from Jim Ledbetter, the Bucknell and Syracuse universities alum is joining Inc. as editor-at-large. He will be editing two of the publication’s main sections as well as writing features.
Saporito has also worked as an automobile reviewer and travel industry blogger for money.com. Before Time, he was with Fortune magazine from 1984 through 1996. And before that, it started in grand journalistic fashion. Per an interview done by Saporito for his undergrad Alma Mater, Bucknell:
Saporito began his career as a copy boy in the New Jersey bureau of the New York Daily News. He compares that first job to a journalistic finishing school, where he learned to “write tight, bright and tonight.” He then wrote for trade magazines for a few years before moving to Fortune.
“I had no desire on earth to write about business,” he admits. “I always assumed I’d be chasing cops or chasing balls [as a sports reporter].”
Below is a recent Time video piece from Saporito.