Kathleen Deveny was named deputy editor and global business editor in May. In that capacity, she oversees the business, economics and technology coverage of Newsweek, including Enterprise, an expanded business section aimed at high-income readers. She created the "Green Rankings" franchise for the magazine, in which Newsweek will rank 100 companies' impact on the environment. Deveny also writes an occasional column about parenting issues.
Deveny was named assistant managing for the back-of-the-book sections in August 1997. She created "The Tip Sheet," a weekly back-of-the-book section for consumers that covered health, personal finance, parenting, gadgets and travel. At various times, she has top edited environment, society, lifestyle, health and arts coverage.
Deveny came to Newsweek from The Wall Street Journal, where she served as editor of the paper's Marketplace page. She started at The Journal as reporter and writer covering consumer-products marketing. She created and wrote a twice-weekly column called "MarketScan," before being named deputy editor of the paper's Marketplace page in July 1994. Prior to joining The Journal, she was a staff editor at BusinessWeek magazine, where she began her journalism career in 1983 in the magazine's Minneapolis bureau. She later worked as a correspondent in Cleveland and Chicago.
Deveny earned a B.A. from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.