Bob Guccione, Jr. is an award winning and internationally renowned editor and publisher who has created and managed some of America’s most iconic publishing brands. Born in Manhattan, Bob was raised in London. He began his career aged 18 in the UK, where he published A Step By Step Guide To Kung Fu, becoming Britain’s youngest-ever publisher at the time. A year later he returned to America and launched the monthly music poster magazine,Rock Superstars, making him America’s then youngest-ever publisher. In 1985, Guccione launched SPIN, the enormously successful music magazine that usurped Rolling Stone as the dominant pop culture publication for 18-24 year olds.
Under Guccione as Editor and Publisher, SPIN developed a reputation for award-winning investigative journalism and was Advertising Age’s Magazine of the Year in 1994.