Kiplinger hires Waggoner as senior associate editor
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has hired longtime business journalist John Waggoner as senior associate editor.
Waggoner will be a writer, primarily, as part of the investment team at Kiplinger that includes Nellie Huang, Ryan Ermey and Jeff Kosnet.
“I’m really pleased to be at Kiplinger’s, which is dedicated to giving straight, unbiased information to investors of all stripes,” said Waggoner.
In a note to the staff, editor Mark Solheim wrote, “John has a well-earned reputation as one of the top journalists writing about investing and personal finance today. He had a long career at USA Today as a senior reporter and columnist, followed by a stint at Investment News. For the past few years he has also freelanced for Money, Morningstar, the Wall Street Journal and other publications.”
Waggoner worked at Investment News covering mutual funds, ETFs and investing in general from January 2016 to June 2018.
He previously spent nearly 26 years — from September 1989 to June 2015 — working for USA Today’s Money desk. He wrote a weekly personal finance column, which was nominated twice by Gannett for a Pulitzer.
He covered stocks, mutual funds, bonds and the economy on daily basis, typically producing 130 or so stories a year — not including web-only stories.
Waggoner is the author of three books — “Bailout: What the Rescue of Bear Stearns and the Credit Crisis Mean for Your Investments,” “The Fast Forward MBA in Investing” and “Money Madness: Strange Schemes and Extraordinary Manias on and off Wall Street.”
He holds two degrees from Northeastern University.