Chatzky begins writing column for Fortune
Personal finance journalist Jean Chatzky will begin writing a regular column for Fortune.com called “Money Sense From Jean Chatzky.”
The first column, about financial bullies, can be found here.
Chatzky’s column will run weekly online — but she will be contributing to all platforms — so her column could appear in the print magazine at times and she could do video content for Fortune down the line as well. She will also work in Fortune’s conference business, such as its Most Powerful Women conference.
“Jean is someone I have known for a long time, just in the biz,” said Andy Serwer, the magazine’s managing editor, in a phone conversation with Talking Biz News. “I have a lot of respect for the kind of stuff that she does. Personal finance is very appealing, both toward men and women, but maybe more toward women. And she has built up a brand for herself.”
Chatzky is the author of at least eight personal finance books. She has worked at Forbes and SmartMoney and was eventually brought on as the financial editor of “Today” on NBC. She has also written a column for the New York Daily News. Chatzky has also contributed to a number of other magazines, including Money, O Magazine, and More.
In 2009, the Consumer Federation of America awarded Chatzky the Betty Furness Consumer Media Service Award for her nearly two decades of pioneering personal finance education. She has also received the Clarion Award for magazine columns from the Association of Woman in Communications and a Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television Inc. The Chicago Tribune named Chatzky one of the country’s best magazine columnists.