John Hillkirk has made a name for himself as the Executive Editor of USA TODAY. He majored in English and has been a writer and editor at USA TODAY since the newspaper launched in 1982. Before becoming Executive Editor in May 2004, he spent nine years as Managing Editor of the Money section.
Prior to joining The Nation’s Newspaper, Hillkirk was a business reporter at the Times-Union in Rochester, N.Y., and the Valley Dispatch in Tarentum, Pa. He has also co-authored three books. Those of which include, Xerox: American Samurai, Grots Guts and Genius, and A Better Idea: Redefining the Way Americans Work.