Terry McDonell is a writer, editor and media executive with wide experience across numerous platforms. He has edited Sports Illustrated, Esquire, and Rolling Stone, among other prominent titles, and has published widely as a journalist. He is also a novelist (California Bloodstock), poet (Wyoming), screenwriter (Miami Vice, China Beach), film producer (Plimpton!!! Staring George Plimpton as Himself), and wrote the early video game Night Trap.
His magazines and websites have won seven National Magazine Awards (28 nominations); he was inducted into the ASME Editors Hall of Fame in 2012. McDonell serves as President and Chairman of the Board of the Paris Review Foundation, and is a member of The Board of Overseers of The Columbia Journalism Review. Most recently, he formed an editorial group (McDonell Company) to create publishing, video and film, including Literary Hub (LitHub) a website that serves the writing culture and contemporary literary life. McDonell attended the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in Art.