Alan Murray ’77

Alan Murray ’77 is taking over as editor of Fortune magazine.

Murray has been president of the Pew Research Center since November 2012. Prior to Pew, he served as deputy managing editor and executive editor at the Wall Street Journal. He has also written several books and co-hosted “Capital Report with Alan Murray and Gloria Borger” on CNBC.

Fortune is one of the great brands of American journalism,” Murray said in a statement released by Time Inc. “My experience has taught me great brands can not just survive, but thrive in a new media world.”

Murray joins Fortune in August.

Read Time Inc.’s full statement here.