After 23 years at TIME magazine, Charles Alexander is now an independent writer. In his TIME career, he was a business reporter and writer, business editor, science editor and finally international editor. During his last 13 years as an editor, he directed TIME's award-winning environmental coverage, including the 1989 "Planet of the Year" report, the "Earth Day 2000 Special Edition" and the 2001 "Global Warming" cover. Among his many journalism awards are the Page One Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Newspaper Guild of New York, the John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism and the Bassow Award from the Overseas Press Club for Best Reporting on Environmental Issues.
And for something completely different, Alexander was Associate Producer of the CD-DVD box set "Jersey Beat: The Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons." He also wrote the liner notes for the Grammy-winning Original Broadway Cast Album of the Tony-winning musical "Jersey Boys," and had the first and last word in the "Jersey Boys" companion book.