frank gibney

mystic, CT USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

I have been a committed general interest journalist since the late 1970s, when I joined the Chicago Journal, an upstart free weekly in South Chicago. Lately, much of my time has been spent on long form pieces on a wide range of subjects: almost anything interests me, even celebrity. Most of my experience has been as both writer and editor throughout Asia, where I lived for two decades and have written about everything from the downing of Korean Airlines flight 007 and Indira Gandhi's assassination to the war for Cambodian independence, the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, the economic rise of Korea and China -- and Japan's fall. I have also worked extensively in the U.S. and Mexico, covering drug wars and immigration. Throughout, I have edited and written business stories for TIME and Newsweek, including in-depth explorations of the auto and media industries and the impact of technology and globalization on society and politics from the U.S. to China.


Book Author
7 Years
5 Years
33 Years


15 Years
Business (general)
21 Years
30 Years


Book Publishing Consumer
7 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
21 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
4 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

33 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Time Inc. (1-2), Jigsaw Productions (1-2), Knopf (1-2), Columbia Law School Magazine (1-2), Architectural Digest (1-2), Professor Garfield Foundation (1-2), Simon and Shuster (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Harrison Fiduciary Group (3-5), Ford/JWT (1-2), Lindberg Licensing, Promotion, Media (1-2), TATA Industries (1-2), World Affairs Council of Maine (1-2), Robinson, Lerer, Montgomery (1-2)

Other Work History

Time Magazine. deputy business editor, senior writer, bureau chief (southeast asia, japan/korea; Newsweek Magazine. bureau chief (beijing, bangkok, tokyo); correspondent (texas, la, swest us, detroit); business reporter. Asahi Evening News (Japan); editor, reporter. Chicago Journal, reporter

Foreign Language Skills

japanese, chinese, spanish

Computer Skills

OSX, Windows, Word, Excel, etc.


laptop, cameras (digital still, video, still film)

Work Permits & Visas

US, Japan, China, India, Pakistan, Brazil


upon request


nieman fellowship


investigative reporters (ire); overseas press club; automotive journalists assoc.