Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary has been named one of the winners of the newspaper’s Eugene Meyer Award.
Singletary is a columnist who joined The Post over 28 years ago. She started her “Color of Money” column in 1997 and is, to our knowledge, the only Black female personal finance columnist for a major American news outlet.
For many years, she has operated at a blistering pace, with two weekly columns, a newsletter and a weekly chat. Her columns are often among the most-read articles on The Post.
She is also syndicated in 40 newspapers and is a regular and sought-after guest for CNN, NPR and other outlets.
Her most singular accomplishment may be the positive changes she has made in the lives of her readers all across the country, who have come to rely on her for no-nonsense advice, delivered with a shot of humor and a real understanding of their daily struggles. Unlike other financial columnists who focus on professionals and investors trying to maximize their opportunities,Singletary offers readers advice for every stage of their lives and at every income bracket.
The Meyer Awards recognize employees with at least 10 years of service who exemplify the seven principles for which Eugene Meyer stood and have guided The Post for the past 87 years.