Perry White is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet. An extremely irascible but fair minded man, he is the boss of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, as well as the former boss of Cat Grant and James Olsen.


Perry white had a great career as an investigative reporter prior to became editor of the Daily Planet and is well-known as one of the world's greatest journalists. Cat Grant started out as Perry White's assistant,[1] and she mentioned that in one occasion he was so furious at one of its reporters for failing to meet a delivery that has thrown a chair against a window making it fall into the street.[2]

When Siobhan Smythe caught Supergirl on tape letting a Khund get away and Cat refused to run the scoop, she planned to send the tape to Perry White and use it as a route to be hired at the Planet. However, Kara made sure that Cat found out about Siobhan's treachery, so she fired her and persuaded Perry not to hire her either.[3]

After Clark returned from his brief visit in National City he immediately received a call from Perry White, who scolded him for having being absent from work for so long.[4]



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Behind the scenes

  • Perry White first appeared in Superman #7 (November, 1940) and was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. He is the boss of Clark Kent, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen, as well as a close friend and ally of Superman.