The Points Guy writer Smith departs

Ryan Smith, a credit cards writer at The Points Guy, has left. His tweet reads, “I’m starting a new job on Monday and will share more details then. I’m excited for what’s next.” Smith joined The Points Guy in July 2021 as a freelance writer. He was an associate editor at AwardWallet, where he covered […]

The Points Guy reporter Cudahy departs

Sean Cudahy, a reporter at The Points Guy, has left and is working freelance. His tweet reads: “I’m a freelance reporter (and a ‘free agent’) these days, after being one of many journalists affected by late-2022 layoffs. “What’s next for me? Long-term, I’m keeping an open mind. I’ve stayed (really) busy writing for several publications […]

Dallas Morning News names Tanglao senior digital director

The following excerpt was sent out: Leezel Tanglao has joined The Dallas Morning News as its senior digital director where she will oversee efforts to reach and better connect the organization’s journalism with more readers throughout North Texas. Tanglao has years of experience leading innovation and increasing membership and audience reach in both national and local media […]

The Points Guy taps Klapper on the aviation team

Ethan Klapper, senior audience development editor at Yahoo News, has left to join the aviation team at The Points Guy. He previously served as social media editor and then as senior editor for social media at HuffPost. He has also interned at and was an online editor at the National Journal. He has also interned […]

CNN names McNutt senior travel editor

Emily McNutt is now a senior travel editor at CNN Underscored. She joins from The Points Guy, where she worked for 6 years, most recently as a global news editor. There, she also launched The Points Guy’s first-ever international outpost, The Points Guy UK. Before that, she served as an associate editor and then as a […]

Red Ventures and its leadership style rankles some journalists

Ben Smith of the New York Times profiles CNET and The Points Guy owner Red Ventures, which has a management style that some journalists don’t like. Smith reports, “More troublingly, some reporters at The Points Guy, which also covers the travel industry in general (it has been a comprehensive source for information on where vaccinated Americans can […]

Business Insider’s Slotnick to join The Points Guy as senior aviation reporter

Business Insider reporter David Slotnick has been hired by The Points Guy as senior aviation reporter. He was the senior airline reporter at Business Insider, covering the aviation business in depth throughout the COVID-19 crisis, as well as aviation startups and logistics, passenger experience and breaking news. Before covering aviation full-time, Slotnick launched Business Insider’s […]

The Points Guy appoints Motta as editorial director

The Points Guy has hired travel journalist Laura Motta as an editorial director. Motta will help run the newsroom amid a growing team. Currently, the organization has more than 100 employees. Also, 2019 saw a 27 percent increase in visitors, and the company publishing more than 8,000 posts. A 32 percent year-over-year increase in new […]