Phil Bronstein Biography, Career, Family, Spouse, and Net Worth

Who is Phil Bronstein?

Phil Bronstein is a famous American professional journalist and editor. Bronstein worked as executive chair of the board for the Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley, California. He is popular for his work as a war correspondent and investigative journalist. Phil was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the fall of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. He then held leadership positions with the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, and Hearst Newspaper Corporation.

Phil Bronstein Career

His first professional job was as a reporter for KQED-TV in San Francisco. The San Francisco Examiner hired Bronstein as a beat reporter in 1980. He continued to report from conflict areas around the world as a foreign correspondent for 8 years, including the Middle East, Peru, El Salvador, and the Philippines. Phil was then promoted to the executive editor role at the Examiner in 1991, holding the position until 2000. In 1996, when an alligator escaped into a city lake, e arrived in scuba gear to help with the capture but police turned him away.

Hearst Corporation, the parent company of the Examiner, purchased the San Francisco Chronicle in 2000. The Chronicle was the other major daily paper for the San Francisco Bay Area. Hearst already owned the Examiner and opted to merge the two newsrooms. Phil became senior vice president and executive editor of the Chronicle in November 2000. He was then editor following the merger, which occurred at the same time as a general decline in the newspaper industry, making the job even more difficult. Phil made staffing changes, created new features, and attempted to bring the Chronicle into the Internet age, all while preserving the Bay Area cultural viewpoint. In the first 2 years following the merger, staff was reduced from 520 to 485 and there was less content within the daily paper.

Hearst Corporation then revealed Phil as editor-at-large for both the Chronicle and Hearst Newspaper in January 2008. In his new role, Bronstein wrote a weekly column for the Chronicle. He also wrote blog entries for At the Chronicle, Bronstein was replaced as editor by Arizona Republic editor Ward Bushee. In March 2012, he left Hearst Newspaper and the Chronicles. Bronstein had been named chairman of the beard for the Center for Investigative Reporting in 2011. After leaving the Chronicle, his role at the Center expanded.

How old is Phil Bronstein?

Phil Bronstein was born on October 4, 1950, in Atalanta, Georgia, U.S., and is aged 72 years as of 2022. He shares his birthday with famous people including Melissa Benoist, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Dakota Johnson, Alicia Silverstone, Derrick Rose, Stacey Solomon, Russell Simmons, and many others.

A photo of Phil Bronstein
A photo of Phil Bronstein

Phil Bronstein Family

Who are Phil Bronstein’s parents?

Phil Bronstein was born in Atlanta, Georgia to his parents. The family moved frequently and he spent his youth in Montreal, Canada, and finally settled in California. Not much is known about his family and parents with the media.

Does Phil Bronstein have siblings?

He has not shared any information about his family and parents and his siblings are not known to the media.

Phil Bronstein Education

Bronstein attended the University of California, Davis but did not graduate. While at the University, he got his first taste of journalism and wrote reviews for the school paper.

Phil Bronstein Spouse

On February 14, 1998, he married actress Sharon Stone. However, they were not able to conceive children as Stone suffered from an autoimmune disease, resulting in 3 miscarriages. The couple adopted a child in 2000, but later separated in 2003, and finalized their divorce on January 29, 2004. They shared joined custody of their adopted son, Roan, at first, and later in 2008, a judge gave him full custody of the child. He then married Christina Borders, the daughter of Borders Book Store co-founder Louis Borders in 2006. Borders is the founder of ”A Band of Wives,” a social network for women. Together the couple has two children.

Phil Bronstein Children

Bronstein has three children altogether from his relationships. He has one adopted son Roan Joseph Bronstein, adopted in 2000, and two children with Borders.

Phil Bronstein Measurements

Bronstein has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body with a height of 5 ft 10 in (1.79 m) and a weight of 176 lbs (80 kg).

Phil Bronstein’s Net Worth

American professional journalist and editor Bronstein has been active from 1980 to the present. He has been able to gather an estimated net worth of around $5 million as of 2023.