Les Hinton Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Les Hinton      

Former CEO of Dow Jones & Company, Publisher of Wall Street Journal & Executive with Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation

Les Hinton is a British-American journalist and business executive whose career with Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation spanned more than fifty years.

Hinton started out as a copy boy at the Adelaide News, ultimately spending decades as Rupert Murdoch's most trusted lieutenant, running his global media empire. He worked in newspapers, magazines, and television as a reporter, editor, and executive in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He was appointed CEO of Dow Jones & Company in December 2007, after its acquisition by News Corp., and retired in 2011.

His memoir, The Bootle Boy, was released in 2018.


What 52 years of working for Rupert Murdoch have taught Les Hinton

The Australian-born Murdoch, journalist Les Hinton says, started off in media bright and ambitious, "in a small place in a small town." He was equipped with "a  ...

Related Speakers View all

More like Les