Deidre Depke

Senior Editor & New York Bureau Chief


Deidre Depke is the senior editor and New York bureau chief for Marketplace.

Deidre began her journalism career at Businessweek as a reporter covering Silicon Valley. She was named editor of that magazine’s front-of-the-book section, becoming the first woman in the role and the youngest senior editor in Businessweek’s history. After nearly a decade, she moved to Newsweek to serve as the magazine’s foreign editor, helping to lead its award-winning coverage of China’s economic modernization and the death of Princess Diana.

In 2000, Deidre helped launch, an early entrant in the digital news era. In her role as editor, she managed the site’s coverage of the September 11 attacks, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the disputed presidential election of 2000, among other stories. After a stint as general manager for, Deidre took over The Daily Beast, working with Tina Brown to turn the site into the prominent voice in news and opinion it remains today.

Deidre is also the president of the Overseas Press Club of America.


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