Freelance Consumer Writer – Various dates to current. Writing consumer and charity stories for such publications as Consumer Reports, AlterNet, Investopedia, SafeBee, Woman's Day and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Associate Finance Editor, Money Team, Consumer Reports – November 2005 to July 2018. Researching and writing stories and blogs for Consumer Reports and ShopSmart magazines, Consumer Reports Online, the Money Adviser newsletter, and new- and used car and electronics buying guides.
Specializing in consumer law; fraud and scams; personal finance; car buying, leasing and maintenance; credit, debit, and gift cards; banking; privacy; and charitable giving. Collaborating with autos, electronics, home and health editorial and testing teams; survey and statistics departments; and advocates.
Representing Consumer Reports as a subject matter expert for such media outlets as Good Morning America, World News Tonight, The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, The Washington Post, Los Angles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Associated Press, National Public Radio and many more.
Consumer Affairs Writer, The Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT – April 1986 to May 1997. Writing news, enterprise, and investigative stories on regional and national consumer issues. Covering the Connecticut Attorney General, Department of Consumer Protection, the Connecticut legislature, Department of Public Utility Control, and federal consumer agencies.
Preparing weekly product recall and charitable-giving columns. Directing bureau reporters’ coverage of consumer stories. Providing backup for education, environment and medical beats.
Metro Reporter, The Hartford Courant – September 1984 to April 1986. Covering two Hartford metropolitan area towns, including government, schools, courts and politics. Writing news and feature stories on local issues and people.