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T. George Harris

T. George Harris

2008

Extensive career in magazine journalism, including founder and Editor-in-Chief, American Health (1981-1990); Editor-in-Chief, Psychology Today (1968-1979, 1989-1991); Senior Editor, Look (1962-1968); Bureau Chief for Time-Life-Fortune; correspondent for Time. Reported extensively on the Civil Rights movement. Under his leadership, Psychology Today (1972) and American Health (1983) received American Society of Magazine Editors-Columbia University Magazine of the Year awards, first editor ever to be so selected for two different magazines. Received Lifetime Award for Distinguished Contribution to the discipline from the American Psychology Association; named Magazine Professional of the Year, 2000, by AEJMC. Remains active in magazine field. Born in Simpson County, attended University of Kentucky, graduated from Yale University.