Kim Kleman is the editor-in-chief of Consumer Reports, the famously ad-free magazine known for its ratings of products and services and for its consumer investigations. In her role, Kleman showcases her organization’s unique mix of expert, independent product testing, survey research, investigative journalism and consumer advocacy. She also serves as deputy editorial director for Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, ConsumerReports.org, Consumer Reports TV, the newsletters Consumer Reports on Health and Consumer Reports Money Adviser, and a host of books and special publications.
Previously she held a variety of editing positions at the magazine, shepherding award-winning investigative projects. She came to Consumers Union in 1997 from the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, where she was an award-winning editor and the subject of “Coaching Writers,” a video by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. She began her career in the Polk County bureau of The Tampa Tribune. (Bill Grueskin, dean of academic affairs, was her first editor.)
Kleman is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.