Joseph Nocera (born May 6, 1952) is an American business journalist and author. He writes about sports at The New York Times where he previously wrote about business and was a columnist for the newspaper’s Op-Ed page. Nocera is also a business commentator for NPR’s Weekend Edition and, as of January 2017, for Bloomberg View..
In the late 1970s he was an editor at The Washington Monthly. In the 1980s, he was an editor at Newsweek; an executive editor of New England Monthly; and a senior editor at Texas Monthly.
Nocera was the “Profit Motive” columnist at Esquire from 1988 to 1990 and wrote the same column for GQ from 1990 to 1995. He worked at Fortune from 1995 to 2005, in a variety of positions, finally as editorial director.