Maggs, editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, dies at 55

Maggs, editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, dies at 55

Barry Maggs

Barry Maggs, an editor who had worked at Bloomberg Businessweek magazine for the past 22 years, died Saturday at the age of 55 from cancer.

Maggs joined Businessweek in 1998 when it was still owned by McGraw-Hill.

He edited columns by Jack and Suzy Welch, Charlie Rose, and numerous outside columnists. He was known on the desk as the CEO whisperer, someone who could gently convince the heartiest of egos to change their prose to make a more compelling argument.

Before Businessweek, Maggs worked at HK Magazine as managing editor for two years and associate editor of Asia Inc. magazine for two years.

He also worked as an assistant producer at CBC and graduated from Toronto’s Ryerson University in journalism.

Maggs was married to Diane Brady, a business reporter who worked at Businessweek and The Wall Street Journal.