Bruce Shutan is a versatile journalist who has written for more than 120 publications, corporate entities and individuals over nearly four decades. He also ghostwrites independently published business books and memoirs. His extensive reporting on the American workplace dates back to 1985 and took shape with a specialty in B2B coverage of human-capital topics and showbiz sideline developed in 2000 when he began contributing to Variety – a must-read for entertainment industry insiders for more than a century.
Shutan has been quoted about employee benefit trends in The Wall Street Journal’s interactive edition and syndicated radio program on work-life issues, Reuters and other media outlets.
He also has written for several entertainment trade publications and has quoted top Hollywood talent, including actors Robert De Niro, Ray Romano and Eric Stoltz and director John Woo. Other high-profile interviews have included chef Wolfgang Puck, famed discrimination attorney Gloria Allred, personal-finance commentator Jane Bryant Quinn and former Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University’s School of Public Communication and has performed and recorded as a drummer in several musical groups since the 1970s. Other passions have included hiking, bicycling, golf, karaoke, Mindfulness meditation and Bikram yoga.