Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Larry Platt

A well-known author, magazine and newspaper editor, media executive and national pundit, Larry Platt was the editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Philadelphia Daily News until May 23, 2012. Prior to taking the helm at the Daily News in early 2011, Platt was Editorial Director of Metrocorp Publishing, overseeing all editorial personnel and content for the 100-employee publisher of nine titles, including flagship Philadelphia and Boston magazines, respectively.

He is the author of three books: Keepin' It Real: A Turbulent Season at the Crossroads with the NBA, New Jack Jocks: Rebels, Race and the American Athlete, and Only the Strong Survive: The Odyssey of Allen Iverson.

Platt is 47 and lives in Ardmore, PA, with his wife, Bet, a second-grade school teacher.