Location: Waterbury, Vermont, United States
Jonathan Zerbe Larsen, Journalist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in journalism and writing.
Born into his profession, Mr. Larsen knew about journalism from an early age, his father being one of the earliest executives of Time Magazine. Pursuing a formal education at Harvard University, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1961 and a Master of Arts in teaching in 1963. After obtaining hands-on experience in the field and becoming an influential journalist, he was honored with a Doctor of Humane Letters from Cambridge College in 1997.
Mr. Larsen has been a freelance writer since 1982, having most recently acted as editor-in-chief of The Village Voice in New York City from 1989 to 1994 and senior editor and news editor of Life Magazine from 1980 and 1982. The editor of New Times Magazine from 1974 to 1979, he has also served Time Magazine in a number of capacities, including as associate editor from 1972 to 1973, bureau chief in Saigon, Vietnam, from 1970 to 1971, correspondent in Los Angeles, CA, from 1968 to 1970, correspondent in Chicago, IL, from 1966 to 1968, and contributing editor from 1965 to 1966.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Larsen was chair of the editorial board for OnEarth Magazine from 1992 to 2009 and the board of directors for Whowhatwhy.com. Passionate about his community, he has also been a trustee for Sterling College since 2010, having previously been chair from 2014 to 2017. The chair of the Cambridge College Board from 2003 to 2009, he was also a trustee of the same entity from 1985 to 2009. In addition, he was on the board of directors for the Larsen Fund from 1994 to 2008 and a trustee for the Natural Resources Defense Council from 1982 to 2005.
In recognition of his exceptional achievements in journalism, he was honored with the Clarion Award in 1985. Married with one child, Mr. Larsen enjoys sustainable architecture in his spare time. In fact, he and his wife live in a net-zero house in Vermont, which creates as much energy as it spends.
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