It's a complicated world.
I simplify it.
In my day job, I'm a senior columnist and on-air personality for Yahoo Finance in New York City, covering business news and the political economy for the world’s largest financial news site. It's terrific fun and I feel privileged to have a say on important issues that affect people's lives. You might also catch me on networks such as MSNBC, CNN, CBS and a variety of radio programs, helping explain the latest news from Washington, Wall Street or the latest global hotspot.
Before arriving at Yahoo in 2013, I was chief business correspondent for U.S. News & World Report. Before that, I spent 12 years in Washington, covering the Pentagon for U.S. News. Wow, was that a fantastic education. Covering the U.S. military taught me a lot about how the world works and why I should work hard to learn about other cultures, including some here at home in the United States.
I've won some journalism awards and come close to winning others. In 2023, I won a New York Press Club award for energy coverage and a Folio Eddie award for consumer journalism. I was a 2019 finalist for the Gerald Loeb award for business journalism. In 1997, I won the Gerald Ford award for reporting on national security. Other wins: SPJ award, 1994; NPC award, 1994. Other nears: Livingston award, 1998; National Magazine Award, 1994.
I've written four books: Liberty for All: A Manifesto for Reclaiming Financial and Political Freedom; Rebounders: How Winners Pivot From Setback To Success; Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9-11; and Bury Us Upside Down: The Misty Pilots and the Secret Battle for the Ho Chi Minh Trail. I live in the NYC suburbs and have two adult kids. Follow me on Twitter, @rickjnewman, where we might discuss politics, inflation, gardening or skiing.