CNBC Digital names money editor, hires per fi editor and writer
CNBC Digital deputy managing editor Jeff Nash sent out the following announcement:
I am delighted to announce some big changes to our Personal Finance team that will build on our incredible success over the past few years.
Jim Pavia, who has been Senior Editor-At-Large overseeing the Financial Advisor Hub, has been promoted to Money Editor of CNBC Digital, effective immediately. In this newly created position, Jim will oversee two of our key growth areas — advisors and personal finance.
Since joining CNBC in 2013, Jim has spearheaded the development of cross-platform coverage focused on financial advisors and their clients’ long-term planning. Besides dozens of FA Hub special reports, Jim created two key rankings: the Top 100 Wealth Managers and the Top 50 Money Managers. In 2015, he launched the weekly newsletter Your Wealth, which now has 120,000-plus subscribers. Jim was awarded the Malcolm S. Forbes Public Awareness Award for Excellence in Advancing Financial Understanding Among the Public by the Financial Planning Association in May 2014. Prior to joining CNBC Digital, Jim was Editorial Director for InvestmentNews. When he’s not thinking about long-term investment strategies, he is talking hockey and supporting his favorite team, the New York Rangers.
In addition to Jim’s new role, I’m excited to introduce two new members of the Personal Finance team.
Beginning Monday, February 8th, Rick Levinson will join us as Personal Finance Editor, reporting to Jim. He will lead the talented editorial team of Kelli B. Grant, Kelley Holland and Jessica Dickler. Rick will work closely with Christina Cheddar-Berk and the Enterprise team as well as CNBC’s award-winning Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson.
Rick comes to us most recently from AARP, where he was the Executive Editor of AARP Media, directing coverage for its print and digital platforms. Previously, Rick founded the personal finance team at Bloomberg News and had stints at The Wall Street Journal and ABC News. And long ago, he worked on a cruise ship—putting out the ship’s paper in the pre-Al Gore, no-Internet era. Besides his news background, Rick also holds a Series 65 investment advisor license.
Outside of work, Rick teaches financial literacy to young people in underserved communities throughout NYC with the High Water Women foundation and enjoys biking.
On Monday, February 29th, Susie Poppick will join the Personal Finance team as a writer/editor, reporting to Rick. Susie spent the last five years at Money covering personal finance – focusing specifically on investing, tax and behavioral economics – and working on data-driven projects. Before her career in journalism, Susie was a high school biology teacher in Shanghai. In her spare time, she likes spicy food, a good science story and has more than a passing familiarity with the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.
Please join me in congratulating Jim and welcoming Rick and Susie to CNBC.