An undisputed expert on the business of watches, Michael Thompson has reported on the watch world as editor-in-chief of International Watch since 2005. His passion for journalism began in high school and led him to the jewelry and watch industry in the late 1980s when he was hired as senior editor at JCK Magazine and then as watch editor at Professional Jeweler. Prior to this, Michael was editor at Security World, a trade publication that took him behind the scenes of NASA and Rockefeller Center among other assignments. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Hiram College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.