Stuart Elliott reports on the media exclusively at MediaVillage.com. He has spent more than three decades covering advertising, marketing and media. He is best known as the advertising columnist of The New York Times, a post he held from May 1991 to December 2014, writing the weekday advertising report in print as well as other news articles and features. He also wrote a weekly email newsletter for The Times, called In Advertising, along with other online articles, posts for the Media Decoder blog, radio reports (for WQXR-FM) and podcasts.
Stuart has also covered advertising, marketing and media for USA Today, Advertising Age, the Detroit Free Press and the Times-Union in Rochester, NY. He has freelanced for publications including Campaign and Texas Monthly. He also moderates panels, speaks to ad agencies and college classes. Stuart has appeared on television shows such as "Biography," "Nightline" "20/20" and "The News With Brian Williams" along with programs on networks including History, Showtime, Turner Classic Movies (where he co-hosted a night of films about advertising with Robert Osborne) and VH1.
Stuart received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He is married and lives in Manhattan and his interests include politics, popular culture, movies, American history and nostalgia -- especially vintage ads.