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Mariam Abdallah

Mariam Abdallah

Production Assistant

Mariam Abdallah is a production assistant. Previously, Mariam interned and worked at WABC-TV Eyewitness News, WNET, and CNN. She received her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, where she spent her time as a reporter and producer for the student-run television station....

Jason Armesto

Jason Armesto

Video Producer

Jason Armesto is a producer. Previously, Jason was a video producer at USA TODAY where he predominantly covered sports while also working on various projects for money, tech, and politics. After graduating college he spent some time working as a freelance writer. He received his bachelor’s degree in television/radio/film from...

Sam Becker

Sam Becker

Senior Writer

Sam Becker is a senior writer. Previously, he was a financial writer for Stash Invest, a digital-first financial services company. Before that, Sam was a senior writer for The Cheat Sheet where he covered money, personal finance, and career strategy. He began his journalism career as an editorial assistant at...

Ester Bloom

Ester Bloom

Deputy Managing Editor

Ester Bloom is the deputy managing editor. Previously, she was a senior editor at CNBC Make It, focused on the vertical’s Money content. Before joining CNBC in 2016, Ester served as a contributing editor at The Billfold and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. Her work has also appeared in...

Neha Dharkar

Neha Dharkar

Associate Producer-Animator

Neha Dharkar is an associate producer and animator. She has worked as a freelance animator and an animation intern with NPR's video team. Neha earned her bachelor’s degree in animation and illustration from California College of the Arts....

David Fang

David Fang

Video Producer

David Fang is a producer. Previously, David was a video producer for Hearst Digital Media. He began his career as a video intern at Business Insider before moving on to an associate producer role. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Roehampton in London and holds a master’s degree...

Lisa Ferber

Lisa Ferber

Copy Editor

Lisa Ferber is the copy editor. She also writes and edits for the site. Previously, Lisa served as a freelance copy editor for CNBC’s business news team, The New York Times/T magazine, The Week, and Crain’s New York Business. Her writing has appeared in Crain’s New York Business, Barron’s Penta,...

Jenna Goudreau

Jenna Goudreau

Managing Editor

Jenna Goudreau is the managing editor. She also serves as a vice president and managing editor of CNBC Digital, where she oversees the website CNBC Make It. Prior to joining CNBC in May 2016, she was the deputy editor of Business Insider, where she managed the Strategy, Careers, and Your...

Kelli Grant

Kelli Grant

Senior Editor

Kelli Grant is the senior editor. Kelli has been writing about personal finance for her entire career. She is one of only a handful of working journalists to have earned the Certified Financial Planner™ designation, which recognizes financial advisors who have met education, experience, and ethics requirements, and passed a...

Anna-Louise Jackson

Anna-Louise Jackson

Senior Writer

Anna-Louise Jackson is a senior writer. Most recently, she was a lead writer for NerdWallet, focused on the site’s investing content. Before that, Anna-Louise worked at Bloomberg for more than six years as a U.S. stocks reporter, economics reporter, and ranking analyst. She began her journalism career as a project...

Lance Lambert

Lance Lambert

Data Journalist

Lance Lambert is a data journalist. For more than five years he's been immersed in the field of data journalism, analyzing and writing for publications like Bloomberg Businessweek and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Most recently he analyzed data for Realtor.com, where he provided insights to homebuyers and sellers. He...

Myelle Lansat

Myelle Lansat

Writer

Myelle is a writer. Previously, she was a Your Money intern for Business Insider and freelance reporter for Bankrate.com. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University where she was an editor, reporter, and social media director for the student-run paper, The Daily Orange....

Stephen Parkhurst

Stephen Parkhurst

Senior Video Producer

Stephen Parkhurst is a senior video producer. Most recently, he was a supervising series producer for Insider Inc., responsible for overseeing production on series and long-form video content for Insider and Business Insider. Previously, Stephen was a freelance video producer, director and editor with his work featured in The Washington...

Ivana Pino

Ivana Pino

Writer

Ivana Pino is a writer. Previously, she interned at NBCUniversal’s in-house advertising agency as a bilingual writer. She received her dual bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in newspaper and online journalism, and political science. At Syracuse, she was a columnist and assistant digital news editor at The Daily Orange and...

Sofia Pitt

Sofia Pitt

Writer

Sofia Pitt is a writer. Previously, she was a producer for CNBC’s “Squawk Alley,” “Squawk on the Street,” “Worldwide Exchange,” and “Nightly Business Report.” Sofia was also a page in NBCUniversal’s Page Program. Sofia holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies from Rutgers University, where she graduated magna...

Alizah Salario

Alizah Salario

Writer-Editor

Alizah Salario is a writer-editor. Prior to joining, Alizah served as the Arts & Culture editor at the West Side Spirit and Our Town, community newspapers covering Manhattan. She has worked as an editor at Metro US, and a fact-checker and reporter at Money, where she covered personal finance.Her essays...

Kiersten Schmidt

Kiersten Schmidt

Graphics Editor

Kiersten Schmidt is the graphics editor. Prior to Grow, she was a graphics editor for The Wall Street Journal, responsible for the money and investing section. Kiersten has worked as a designer for a variety of publications including The Star-Ledger, The Asbury Park Press, the Northwest Florida Daily News, and...

Aditi Shrikant

Aditi Shrikant

Writer

Aditi Shrikant is a writer. Most recently, she was a reporter at The Goods by Vox.com where she covered consumer culture in the travel and transportation space. She has also been published in the New York Daily News, The Boston Globe, and The Outline....

Courtney Stith

Courtney Stith

Associate Producer

Courtney Stith is an associate producer. Most recently, she worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where she supported the video production team in the creation of content for the Met’s website and social media pages. Courtney received her bachelor’s degree in media studies from the University of Virginia. While...

Euralis Weekes

Euralis Weekes

Animator

Euralis Weekes is an animator. With more than 20 years of experience as an animator, illustrator, and director, she has worked on a variety of projects for brands such as Nickelodeon, Spike TV, CNN, HBO, and AMC, winning a handful of Promax and Telly awards along the way. Euralis received...

Ian Wolsten

Ian Wolsten

Associate Producer

Ian Wolsten is an associate producer. Ian has spent the majority of his career as a freelance associate producer, with his work being featured on Insider Inc., Comedy Central, TruTV, and Complex Networks. He also worked on several Funny or Die productions. Ian earned his bachelor’s degree in media production...