David Granger was named editor-in-chief of Esquire Magazine in 1997. Since his arrival, the 82-year-old magazine has entered its most successful era. Between 1998 and 2014, Esquire has been a finalist for more than 70 National Magazine Awards, the industry's highest honors, and has won 16, including the award for General Excellence in 2006. In 2004, the magazine received four National Magazine Awards, the most of any magazine in America. And in 2009, it won three, again the most of any magazine.