Joe Anselmo

Joe Anselmo
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Joe Anselmo has been Editorial Director of the Aviation Week Network and Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology since 2013. Based in Washington, D.C., he directs a team of more than two dozen aerospace journalists across the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Under his leadership, Aviation Week has won numerous accolades for its in-depth reporting and deep dives into aerospace technology, including the 2017 Grand Neal award for “Top Brand/Overall Editorial Excellence,” business-to-business journalism’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. Writers from the Aviation Week Network also took home six honors at the 2018 Aerospace Media Awards in London.

In 2015, Anselmo and his team spearheaded a digital initiative that provides subscribers with fresh content every day via mobile phones, tablets, or desktop computers. To mark Aviation Week’s 100th anniversary in 2016, the publication’s entire archive – more than 440,000 pages of articles, images, covers and advertisements – was digitized into a searchable online archive. Aviation Week also has accelerated its push into digital media with regular podcasts, videos, data features, infographics and eBooks.

Anselmo has more than 25 years of experience as an editor and reporter with Aviation Week, Congressional Quarterly and the Washington Post Company. He has won three Aerospace Journalist of the Year awards. A graduate of Ohio University, he was elected three times to the National Press Club’s Board of Governors, including one term as board chairman. 


Podcast: Airbus Doubles Down on Alabama
Airbus' Mobile assembly line is preparing to break ground on a new A220 factory that will nearly double employment. Listen in as general manager Daryl Taylor shares details with our editors.
Podcast: Peril for the Pentagon?
Why President Trump’s view that current defense spending levels are “crazy” may not be off the mark.
Podcast: Meet the Air & Space Museum’s Visionary New Leader
Why Ellen Stofan is confident humans will follow robots to Mars in less than 20 years and how she plans to bring the 42-year-old institution back to the future.
United Technologies Adds Rockwell, Plans To Spin Off Carrier And Otis 
Executives assert the new UTC, unveiled in late November, is positioned for the long-haul in A&D, not just against any one OEM or aircraft.
Podcast: Bombardier’s Big Shrink 3
A year after giving its C Series program to Airbus, Bombardier unloads its turboprop business. Is the CRJ line next? Aviation Week editors discuss.
Capturing Stealth: How Aviation Week Covered B-2 Bomber Rollout 1
The Nov. 22, 1988 rollout of the Northrop B-2 stealth bomber in Palmdale, California, made aviation history.
End Of WW1. What Now For U.S. Airplane Manufacturers? 3
What now? That was the reaction of U.S. airplane manufacturers after a ceasefire ended World War I on Nov. 11, 1918.
Podcast: Rolls-Royce’s Perfect Storm 1
The engine OEM should be celebrating a year of record production. Instead the end of 2018 cannot come soon enough. Listen in as our editors discuss Rolls’ production delays and its long-term future.
Podcast: Defense Trends: From Sales to Saudis, Budgets, Mergers and More
Capital Alpha Partners’ Byron Callan Byron Callan talks with our editors about the latest hot topics in defense.
First Man: Aviation Week Covers Show Neil Armstrong Making History 3
Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine made a cameo appearance near the end of “First Man,” the new movie about Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong.
Podcast: Why Boeing Just Can’t Lose
Low bids propped up by its commercial airplane business helped Boeing snare $25 billion in military contracts including the T-X, MQ-25 and MH-139 competitions. But could the OEM’s strategy backfire in the long run? Aviation Week editors and Teal Group’s Richard Aboulafia break it down.
Aviation Week Laureates Awards, Photo Contest Seek Outside Submissions
Nominations for the 2019 Laureates Awards close Oct. 18, and submissions to the photo contest are open until Oct. 22.
Podcast—DARPA’s Future; Boeing’s Production Woes 11
Where the Pentagon is focusing cutting-edge R&D and what Boeing is telling investors about its airplane production crunch are the focus of this week’s discussion.
Podcast: Boeing’s Big MQ-25 Win 9
The U.S. Navy has picked a winner for its hotly contested, unmanned, carrier-based aircraft, but will the losers go away quietly?
Podcast: The Leading Edge of Electric Propulsion, Hypersonics
What's the commercial viability of hybrid-electric aircraft? Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss electric propulsion and the Pentagon’s new zeal for hypersonics.


U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis Cautions Against Cutting Defense Budget
December 3, 2018

While we always appreciate comments from our readers, you guys are being rough. Yes, this is mixing apples and oranges. But in Lee Hudson's defense, she was quoting Secretary...

Donald E. Fink, Pilot And Aviation Week Editor, Dies
June 22, 2018

A memory from Ken Gazzola, Aviation Week's publisher/president from 1988-2006.

Don was the consummate journalist and gentleman.

I remember when I attended my...

Tariff Dispute Underscores Boeing Reliance On China
March 15, 2018

Actually, it is not a misleading comment. Both Boeing's Randy Tinseth and Spirit's Tom Gentile say that one out of every three 737s is sold to a Chinese customer.


Commercial Spending Will Lead MRO Field In 2018
January 2, 2018

Thanks for noting. It was indeed a typo and has been corrected.

The UFO Debate: Revenge of the Aliens?
December 22, 2017

The obit exists in our digital archive. There is a link to it in the piece above.

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