Faculty & Staff

Charlie Butler

Charles Butler


135 Franklin Building

CV buttonDuring his journalism career, Charlie Butler has worked as an editor and writer for such publications as Runner’s World, SmartMoney, Sales & Marketing Management, and SportsTravel. His freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, Fortune, BusinessWeek, and CJR, among other publications. He is the co-author of The Long Run (Rodale Inc., 2010), which chronicles the tragic accident sustained by Matthew Long, a New York City firefighter, and Long’s heroic recovery. He is currently working with Bob Bowman, coach of Olympian Michael Phelps, on The Golden Rules: The Pursuit of Excellence in Everyday Life, which will be published by St. Martin’s Press in April 2016. He is a past judge for the National Magazine Awards and the City and Regional Magazine Awards.

A graduate of the college and journalism school at Columbia University, Charlie also completed the university’s Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism program.

Previously, Charlie was an adjunct professor of journalism at Lehigh University and Ursinus College and has taught business communication courses at the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Charlie’s wife, Sarah Lorge Butler, is an editor with Running Times magazine and is the author of Run Your Butt Off (Rodale Inc.) and Walk Your Butt Off! (Rodale Inc.). They have two children.


MS, Columbia University School of Journalism, 1999
BA, political science, Columbia University, 1985

Areas of Expertise

  • magazine journalism
  • long-form/narrative journalism
  • sports journalism
  • business journalism
  • service magazine writing

Recent citations/publications/professional work

“Women in Charge”, Runner’s World, March 2015

“The New Face of Oil”, DuJour, Fall 2014

“Big”, Runner’s Word, April 2014

Research Summary

Charlie Butler concentrates much of his creative work writing and editing for sports and business publication.


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