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WHO IS JASON ZWEIG


Experience

The Wall Street Journal:

Personal finance columnist, July 2008 to date.

Write columns and articles that place the financial news in a broader context, based on the latest research in psychology, economics, and neuroscience.

Money Magazine:
Senior writer and columnist, October 1995 to June 2008.
Wrote columns and articles that challenged conventional wisdom and took an analytical approach to investing and personal finance.

Your Money and Your Brain

Published by Simon & Schuster, September 2007.

Author of one of the first books for a popular audience on the emerging science of neuroeconomics.  The book seeks to explain the underlying biology that drives smart people to do stupid things with their money.  Translated into 13 languages.

The Intelligent Investor
Published by HarperCollins, July 2003.
Editor of the updated edition of Benjamin Graham's The Intelligent Investor, the classic text that Warren Buffett has called "by far the best book on investing ever written."  Annotated original chapters; wrote extensive commentary putting Graham's principles in context for today's investors.

Time Magazine:
Guest columnist, February 2002 to May 2004.
Wrote occasional columns on investing and personal finance for "Your Time" section.

Forbes Magazine:
Reporter, March 1987; staff writer, August 1989; associate editor, July 1990;
senior editor, September 1992 to September 1995.

Directed Forbes' extensive coverage of mutual funds; sub-edited annual investment issue. Edited and wrote numerous articles about mutual funds, investment strategies, and mechanics of the financial markets.   Also covered technology, junk bonds, health care, and illegal dumping of toxic waste.  Reported on the credit markets for bond columnist Ben Weberman.

Time Magazine:
Reporter-researcher, October 1986 to February 1987.
Reported, researched and fact-checked for the Economy & Business section of Time.

f.y.i.:
Staff writer, July 1985 to October 1986.
Reported and wrote for Time Inc.'s biweekly in-house newsletter.  Also covered sports and entertainment as a stringer for the Time-Life News Service.

Africa Report Magazine:
Editorial assistant, March 1983 to January 1985.
Wrote African news summaries for bimonthly magazine.   From February to May 1985, traveled more than 3,000 miles through eight West African nations.  Wrote "Ivory Coast" and "Senegal" chapters, Work, Study, Travel Abroad: The Whole World Handbook (St. Martin's Press, 1990).


Education

Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, NY.
B.A. in art history, January 1982: New York State Regents Scholarship, Dean's List; awarded John Jay National Scholarship.

School for Overseas Students, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
1979-1980: Studied Jewish and Islamic history and culture on Junior Year Abroad program; traveled widely in the Middle East and Europe.

Et cetera

Member, board of trustees, Museum of American Finance, New York, NY, 1993-2008.  (This affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution is America's only museum devoted to the history of the financial markets.)

Radio and TV appearances include ABC's Nightline with Ted Koppel; CNBC; CNN; National Public Radio; and PBS' The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Nightly Business Report, and That Money Show.

Frequent public speaker at such venues as the American Association of Individual Investors, the CFA Institute, the Harvard University Program on Behavioral Finance, the Investment Company Institute, the Morningstar Investment Conference.  Annual lecturer at the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Member, editorial advisory boards, Financial History magazine and The Journal of Behavioral Finance.

Finalist, 1998 and 1999, Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. Winner, Medill School of Journalism Financial Writers and Editors Awards, for best feature on a personal finance topic affecting investors (1998) and best financial columnist for a national publication (2001).  Winner, Excellence in Investor Education Award, sponsored by the Mutual Fund Education Alliance (2002).  Named a Media Fellow, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (2003).

Formerly fluent in French and Hebrew.  Can curse in Italian and accept hospitality in Arabic.