Lieber named new "Your Money" columnist at New York Times
Ron Lieber has been named the new “Your Money” columnist at the New York Times, according to a memo from business editor Larry Ingrassia posted on the Romenesko site.
Lieber has been the managing editor of the new personal finance Web site Filife. He replaces Damon Darlin.
Ingrassia wrote, “We have now found someone who can fit into Damonâ€™s shoes: Ron Lieber, who used to write a column similar to Damon’s for the WSJ and who most recently has been helping to create a new personal-finance Web site, FiLife.com. As Damon says enthusiastically, ‘He’s what we’ve been looking for.’
“During his most recent assignment at the WSJ, Ron wrote the ‘Green Thumb,’ a managing-your-money column that covered a wide range of finance topics of interest to a broad swath of readers – the economics of paternity leave; how to avoid buying a ‘conflict’ (or ‘blood’) diamond; and the lifetime cost of owning a pet. He joined the WSJ in 2002, as an original member of the Personal Journal team, writing about consumer travel, credit cards and other personal-money issues (like how to return wedding gifts for cash and how to borrow fancy jewels like the stars do for the Oscars).
“Over the past year, Ron has been managing editor of FiLife.com, a joint venture between IAC/InterActiveCorp. and Dow Jones, a personal finance Web site for people in their 20s and 30s that is in development. Ron’s Web experience will be help The Times expand the ‘Your Money’ franchise and readership.”
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