UK-born Evans was quite the figure on the English media scene in his younger years. The editor of the exceedingly influential Sunday Times, he oversaw the paper for 14 years before leading a failed management buyout and ending up in the clutches of Rupert Murdoch. Evans went on to briefly edit Murdoch's Times before falling out with the Australian media mogul over the matter of editorial control, a bitter dispute Evans later recounted in his bestselling book, Good Times, Bad Times. When his wife was handed the reins at Condé Nast's Vanity Fair, the couple moved stateside.
Evans taught at Duke for a spell, before taking a series of gigs in the New York media world: He served as editor-in-chief of the Atlantic Monthly Press, founding editor of Condé Nast Traveler, president of Random House, editorial director of Mort Zuckerman's U.S. News & World Report, vice chair of his Daily News and editor-at-large of The Week. (As if he didn't have enough to keep him busy, he wrote for the Guardian and did radio and TV appearances for the BBC, too.) These days the septuagenarian has moved on to Reuters as their editor-at-large.
Evans walked out on his first wife and kids in the late 1970s to take up with Brown, who is 25 years his junior. They married in East Hampton in 1981 and have two kids, George and Isabel. [Image via Getty]