President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. News & World Report
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 • 11:30 AM–1:30 PM
Bill Holiber is president and chief executive officer of U.S. News and World Report. Holiber is responsible for overseeing all operations and charting the future direction of Mort Zuckerman’s owned media group.
Holiber’s career in the media industry began in 1981 at Cowles Business Media, where he launched Inside Media magazine and headed six other titles, including Folio: and Catalog Age. While at Cowles, Holiber helped create the first magazine to be produced using only digital technology, as well as the first media news and information website, “Media Central.”
In 1994, Holiber joined Zuckerman’s media business, where he integrated the sales department across all Zuckerman properties, which then included U.S. News & World Report, The Atlantic Monthly, Fast Company, and Applied Graphics Technologies. After leaving Zuckerman, Holiber assisted with the expansion of CurtCo Freedom Group, a magazine company, where he launched five titles in the home theater and business-to-business technology industries.
Holiber returned to work with Mortimer Zuckerman again in 1999, this time as publisher of The Atlantic Monthly. He was then appointed publisher of U.S. News before becoming its president and CEO in 2004. Holiber and his executive team transformed the U.S. News brand to a digital business model. The vertical businesses that U.S. News operates in are: Money, Health, Automotive, Travel, Education and Policy – providing information where life decisions are made through a combination of advice, rankings and research content.
In addition to his role at US News, Holiber was also chief executive officer of the New York Daily News from August 2010 until it’s recent sale last September. As CEO, Holiber developed a multi-faceted strategy taking Daily News’s web site national with Daily News now reaching over 50 million unique visitors. Holiber and his team also developed a local small business digital solutions company and a commercial printing division of over 80 local newspapers as clients. After concluding his stint at NYDN, Holiber is focusing all his efforts on US News.
Holiber is an advisor to the New York Urban League, formerly Board Chair.