Matters, CraigManaging Editor
Carolyn Bigda is a writer at MONEY. She joined the magazine in 2004 and today covers investing and estate planning. She also writes a weekly syndicated column for the Chicago Tribune, tackling personal-finance issues for twenty-somethings. Bigda has been featured in interviews on national networks such as ABC and CNN, as well as on radio. Bigda holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Northwestern University and a master's degree in journalism from New York University. She lives in Manhattan.
Amanda Gengler, a writer at MONEY, covers healthcare and real estate. She joined the magazine in January 2005. Gengler has discussed finances on ABC, CNN, MSNBC, and many local news stations, as well as radio shows.
A native of Northern California, Gengler moved to the East Coast to earn her bachelor's in public policy from Hamilton College in upstate New York. She also holds a master's in journalism and certificate in business and economic reporting from New York University. Today she resides in New York City.
Harris, DianeExecutive Editor
Diane Harris was named executive editor at MONEY in 2008, previously serving as assistant managing editor since September of 2004. This is Harris' second stop at MONEY the leading personal finance monthly. Her first stint at MONEY was from 1983-1992 as a writer and a senior editor where she specialized in investing and money management. Harris was responsible for more than 25 cover stories, including a 1987 special report analyzing the impact of that year's stock-market crash on consumer finances. Harris subsequently won a National Magazine Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) and a Page One Award from the Newspaper Guild.
Harris was most recently a Contributing Editor at Parenting magazine and AARP the Magazine, and the Editor of Time Inc. Custom Publishing's Homeport Magazine. She has also been a freelance writer and editor specializing in personal finance where her articles have appeared in Individual Investor, Family Money, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping among others. After leaving MONEY in 1992, Harris went to Working Woman Magazine as a senior editor where she directed an expansion of their personal finance coverage. She was responsible for a 16-page special report on women and affirmative action that won a 1996 Exceptional Merit in Media Award (EMMA) from the National Women's Political Caucus, and also won EMMAs in 1994 and 1993 for articles on pregnancy discrimination and the impact of Nannygate in the workplace.
Harris has been a frequent guest on CNN, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and CNBC. A native of New York City, Harris is an alumna of Columbia University's School of Journalism and Vassar College. She lives in Montclair, N.J. with her husband and two children.
Hartman, JedGroup Publisher, Time Inc. News & Business
Jed Hartman assumed the role of group publisher of Time Inc.'s News and Business titles in October 2012. In this position, he oversees worldwide ad sales and marketing for TIME, TIME.com, FORTUNE, FORTUNE.com, MONEY, and CNNMoney.com.
Previously, Hartman was worldwide publisher of FORTUNE, FORTUNE.com, MONEY and CNNMoney.com, all of which he continues to oversee. Under his leadership, FORTUNE was named No. 6 on the 2012 Advertising Age A-list. He has expanded FORTUNE's booming conference business by bringing in record sponsorship dollars and played a major role in taking CNNMoney international and launching its mobile products. He was also the driving force behind FORTUNE's new iPad app, the first newsstand app to seamlessly integrate print and digital content, which has consistently been at the top of the Business and Investing category since its recent launch.
Prior to joining Time Inc., Hartman served as publisher of The Week and TheWeek.com from November 2007 to April 2010. Under his leadership, The Week was one of only a few media properties to achieve extraordinary advertising growth in 2009 and was included in both the Ad Age A list and the Mediaweek Hot List that year. Hartman also oversaw sales and marketing for both the launch and relaunch of TheWeek.com and led the site to profitability in its first year.
Before his time at The Week, Hartman spent nine years at Time Inc. He began as an account manager for FORTUNE and was promoted to sales director for the FORTUNE/MONEY group in 2001, where he managed the New York sales team until 2007.
Hartman earned a B.A. in government, with a double minor in art and music, at St. Lawrence University. He lives with his wife and daughter in Greenwich, Conn.
He is on Twitter @JedKHartman.
Lim, Paul J.Assistant Managing Editor
Paul J. Lim is a senior editor at MONEY magazine. Prior to rejoining MONEY — he had been a reporter and staff writer at MONEY a decade ago — he was chief financial correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, where he headed up the magazine's coverage of the markets and personal finance. And before that, he was a business writer and personal finance columnist for the Los Angeles Times, where his "Funds & 401(k)'s" column was targeted at retirement investors.
Lim has authored three books for McGraw-Hill: "Money Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make", "Investing Demystified", and "Financial Planning Demystified".
Lim is a graduate of Princeton University (where he earned his bachelor's degree in politics in 1992) and the University of Pennsylvania (where he earned his master's degree in 1994 from the Fels Center of Government). Earlier in his career, Lim was twice named to NewsBios' "30 Under 30 List" of the nation's top young financial journalists. Lim currently lives in Boston with his wife, Shirley Leung, who is the business editor for The Boston Globe.
Magnarelli, MargaretAssistant Managing Editor
Margaret Magnarelli joined MONEY in April 2006. She edits stories on real estate, health and as well as assorted features; she also coordinates the magazine's stringer program.
Prior to joining MONEY, Margaret was a senior editor at Budget Living, where she revamped the magazine's "Loose Change" section before its untimely demise in February. Margaret has also worked as a features editor at Good Housekeeping, where she handled all the real-people profiles and dramatic narratives. She also worked on several consumer features, including one on insurance fraud and another on drinking water that succeeded in getting a bill entered in Congress.
Margaret began her career at Seventeen, where she started as an editorial assistant, then worked her way up to assistant editor and associate editor — it was a period filled with boy bands and glittery eye shadow. She has published articles in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Ladies' Home Journal, Chicago Social, People, Modern Bride, the Illinois Times, and the Syracuse Herald Journal.
While she was in graduate school, she was publisher on the launch of a magazine called Satisfaction. That publication has since been sold to The Chicago Tribune Company, which began publishing it last September.
A native of Syracuse, New York, Margaret attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she received a bachelors and a Masters degree in magazine publishing.
Mannes, GeorgeSenior Editor
George Mannes joined MONEY as a senior writer in March 2005. He writes about personal finance and answers readers' questions about investing in the monthly column "The Answer Guy."
Previously, he spent seven years as a reporter at TheStreet.com, where he covered media and technology and wrote the column "The Five Dumbest Things on Wall Street This Week."
Before joining TheStreet.com, he worked as a business and technology reporter at the (New York) Daily News.
Regnier, PatAssistant Managing Editor
Pat Regnier was named assistant managing editor at MONEY in May 2008. He also writes about politics and personal finance in his Generation Risk blog (generationrisk.com) for CNNMoney.com.
Regnier joined MONEY in 1997 as a reporter and was promoted to senior writer. He then moved to London to work as a senior writer for the European edition of Time magazine. In 2002, Regnier returned to MONEY as senior editor.
Prior to joining MONEY, Regnier was a mutual funds analyst at Morningstar. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Journalism. He grew up in Aurora, Ill.
Regnier lives in Brooklyn with his wife Kathy Kline and their children Lucy and Emile.
Rosato, DonnaSenior Writer
Donna Rosato is a senior writer at MONEY, where she covers consumer advocacy issues, workplace topics and travel trends and regularly contributes to Money’s Two Cents personal finance blog at CNNMoney.com.
Prior to joining MONEY in August 2003, Rosato wrote for the New York Times, Smart Money and worked at USA Today for 10 years, covering the airline industry, business travel and the stock market. Rosato also worked as a management consultant on aviation and media projects at Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Rosato is a frequent guest on CNN and has discussed personal finance on The Today Show, CBS Early Show, NY1, MSNBC and CNBC. Rosato is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston and holds an MBA from Columbia University. She is a member of Columbia University’s Knight-Bagehot Alumni Committee and teaches financial literacy workshops to disadvantaged young adults through Good Shepherd Services, a youth development agency in NYC. She lives in Greenwich, Conn., with her husband, David, who is USA Today’s New York bureau chief and financial markets editor.
Updegrave, WalterSenior Editor
Walter Updegrave, award-winning journalist and author, is a senior editor of MONEY. He writes the "The Long View," a column that focuses on retirement issues. His "Ask the Expert" column, in which he uses humor and wit to demystify jargon of the investment world, also appears twice a week on CNNMoney.com.
Updegrave covers retirement, investing and insurance for MONEY. In his 20 years at MONEY, Updegrave has won a number of journalism awards and has appeared on national radio and television programs, including Oprah, NBC's Today, ABC's Nightline and CBS This Morning. He has also been a featured speaker on personal finance and investing topics at seminars for the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. Updegrave has written four books: We're Not in Kansas Anymore: How to Retire Rich in a Totally Changed World; Investing For The Financially Challenged; The Right Way To Invest In Mutual Funds; and How To Keep Your Savings Safe.
Joining MONEY in 1986 as a staff writer, Updegrave rose to senior writer in 1988, became an associate editor in 1990 and was appointed a senior editor in 1996. Prior to MONEY, Updegrave's work appeared in The New York Times, New York and Metropolitan Home. A Philadelphia native and "Iggles" fan, Updegrave holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New Rochelle, NY with his wife and their son Henry.
Penny Wang has been a senior writer at MONEY, the nation's largest financial publication, since 1994. She writes a monthly mutual fund column, Fund Watch, which offers insights into the latest fund developments. She also covers 401(k) retirement-savings plans, college planning, and family finance issues. Among her recent feature articles: "What Works in Retirement investing" (October 2006), which explains how the latest academic research is encouraging more people to save; "When your Parents Need a Hand," an article that offers advice on helping parents out of financial difficulties; and "What Money Type Are You?" (August 2005), which explains how your money personality can impact your investing and financial planning habits. A series of stories on retirement saving which she co-authored, "Can We Fix the 401(k)?" (April 2003), received a Medill School of Journalism award.
Wang began her career at Newsweek, where she served as a researcher and/or writer in almost every section of the magazine, and later moved to Forbes as a staff writer, covering accounting issues and corporate management. She joined MONEY's writing staff in 1989. Wang holds a BA in Art History from Swarthmore College and an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University.
Weisser, CybeleSenior Editor
Cybele Weisser is an editor at MONEY who edits the magazine's "Home" and "Invest" sections. She joined MONEY as a reporter in February 2001, and has written on a wide variety of personal finance and retirement planning topics, including health and long term care insurance, mortgages and home equity loans, 401(k) plans, stock and mutual fund investing, credit and credit scores, life insurance, and travel. She has participated in several award-winning stories, including two that were nominated for the prestigious National Magazine Award for personal service.
Weisser is a frequent guest on national and local news programs, including CNN American Morning, NBC's Weekend Today show, Fox's Good Day New York and MSNBC. She also has extensive radio broadcast experience, and her work has been mentioned in the New York Times, the Denver Post, and numerous local publications. Prior to coming to MONEY, she worked for Smartmoney.com and Internet World News, a now-defunct trade magazine from the dot-com era.
A native New Yorker, Weisser has a Master's degree in Business and Economic Reporting from NYU, and a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan.