Richard Stolley Biography

Richard Brockway Stolley (born October 3, 1928) is an American journalist and magazine editor. He's most well known for his work at Time magazine, which he joined in 1953. He subsequently held a number of roles at the magazine including report, writer, bureau chief, senior editor and managing editor. In addition to his work at Time, he has also been Assistant Managing Editor and Managing Editor of Life magazine, the founding Managing Editor of People magazine and Director of Special Projects for Time Inc.

Stolley was an editor at Life magazine when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and met with Abraham Zapruder to get the rights for the Zapruder film which showed the details of the shooting in Dealey Plaza.

In 1996, Stolley joined the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame.