Liz Pulliam Weston
- Homepage: http://www.asklizweston.com/
January 2007: "Liz Pulliam Weston is an award-winning, nationally-syndicated personal finance columnist who can make the most complex money topics understandable to the average reader.
Her latest book, "Deal with Your Debt: The Right Way to Manage Your Bills and Pay Off What You Owe," was recently published by Prentice Hall.
Her first book, “Your Credit Score: How to Fix, Improve and Protect the 3-Digit Number that Shapes Your Financial Future,” is the best-selling book on credit scoring.
Liz is one of the most-read columnists on MSN Money, where her twice-weekly columns reach more than 10 million readers each month. Millions more read her question-and-answer column “Money Talk,” which appears in newspapers throughout the country, including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Palm Beach Post, the Portland Oregonian, the Newark Star-Ledger, Stars & Stripes and others.
Liz appears regularly on numerous television and radio programs, including NPR's “Talk of the Nation” and "All Things Considered", American Public Media's "Marketplace Money," and NBC's “Today Show. ” She was for several years a weekly commentator on CNBC's "Power Lunch."
She is also an engaging, dynamic speaker who is frequently asked to address professionals including financial planners and CPAs.
Weston started her career at the Seattle Times and then moved on to the Anchorage Daily News, where she was part of the writing team that won a Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service in 1989 for coverage of the alcoholism epidemic among native Alaskans. Her article on fetal alcohol syndrome led the coverage on Day 3 of the 10-day series.
Later, while at the Orange County Register, she was part of a three-member writing team that won a prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for coverage of the Comparator Systems penny stock scandal in 1997.
In 1998, she joined the business staff of the Los Angeles Times and began authoring “Money Talk.” Four years later, she left the Times to write for MSN.
Her MSN columns have won four Certificates of Merit from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Judges called her “Bankruptcy boom” series "an in-depth explanation of the pluses and minuses of bankruptcy and its uses" that "foretold the legislation now under consideration." Meanwhile, judges called her columns on credit "a thorough examination of all the little things that can make or break your credit" and dubbed the stories "important reading for consumers."
Weston is a graduate of the certified financial planner training program at University of California, Irvine. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter."http://www.asklizweston.com/meetLiz.html
January 2007: Journalist.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Anchorage Daily News Source Jan 3, 2007 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Los Angeles Times Source Jan 3, 2007 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) MSN (Microsoft Network) Source Jul 6, 2009 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Seattle Times Source Jan 3, 2007 Student/Trainee (past or present) University of California - Irvine Organization Jan 3, 2007
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