Richard Bradley is the editor-in-chief of Worth magazine and author of three books, the most recent of which is The Greatest Game: The Yankees, the Red Sox, and the Playoff of '78.
Bradley has been a writer and editor for over 20 years. During his undergraduate studies at Yale College, he wrote for the Yale Daily News and was the executive editor of The New Journal magazine. After graduating in 1986, Bradley worked in Washington, D.C., first as a reporter-researcher for The New Republic, then as a staff writer and columnist for Regardie's magazine, a Washington monthly devoted to business and politics.
Bradley returned to academia in 1989 and earned a master's degree from Harvard University in American history. He served as a teaching fellow for Harvard courses on the U.S. Constitution and 19th-Century American literature, among other subjects.
Leaving Harvard in 1992, Bradley returned to Washington to become the editor-in-chief of Regardie's. Three years later, he moved to New York to take a job as one of the original editors of George magazine. Starting in May 1995 as a senior editor, Bradley became the magazine's national affairs editor in 1997 and was promoted to the position of executive editor in January 1999.
Following the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr. in July 1999, Bradley stayed at George through the end of the year before leaving. In May 2002, Bradley published American Son, a memoir of John Kennedy and George, which generated tremendous national attention, including the cover of People magazine, a Barbara Walters interview, and a guest appearance on NBC's Today Show. American Son spent seven weeks on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list, ultimately climbing to number one.
In March 2005, Bradley published his second book, Harvard Rules - Lawrence Summers and the Battle for the World's Most Powerful University. The book came out just as Harvard was engulfed by controversy over remarks made by President Lawrence Summers concerning the genetic aptitude of women. Harvard Rules played a prominent role in the debate over the leadership of Harvard, and some months later, Lawrence Summers resigned the presidency of that institution.
Bradley's third book, The Greatest Game, was published in March 2008. The Greatest Game tells the story of the 1978 pennant race between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, a dramatic season that culminated in a classic tie-breaking playoff game between the two teams. The book was chosen one of the ten best books of 2008 by the Providence Journal-Bulletin of Rhode Island.
Starting in July 2007, Bradley served as the executive editor of 02138 magazine, an New York-based lifestyle magazine for Harvard alumni. 02138 was the first magazine of its kind, a glossy alumni magazine devoted not to a university, but to the lives and work of its graduates.
Bradley joined Worth, a publication of Sandow Media, in March 2008. Founded in 1992, Worth, a bimonthly, covers the worlds of entepreneurship, finance and lifestyle for high net worth readers.
In addition to his jobs as a magazine editor and his book writing, Richard Bradley is the creator of a popular blog, "Shots in the Dark," found on his website,www.richardbradley.net.
He has also written articles for numerous publications, including: The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, 02138, Vanity Fair, George, The New Republic, Rolling Stone, Boston Magazine, Salon.com, The Washington Monthly, and Mother Jones. He has also written a column of media analysis for the website TomPaine.com.
Bradley has lived in New York City since 1995.