AOL Daily Finance names new editorial team


AOL Daily Finance, which was taken over by the editorial management of The Huffington Post earlier this year, named a new staff to be managed by Huffington Post executive business edior Peter Goodman.

“I’m excited to announce that AOL Daily Finance has built a dynamic and savvy editorial team that will bring wisdom and passion to covering the full gamut of financial issues,” said Goodman in a statement. “We are unleashing fresh voices with unique points of view to help our readers make intelligent decisions about what to do with their dollars.”

The former AOL Daily Fiance staff was laid off or were contract writers and editors.

The AOL Daily Finance editorial team includes:

Loren Berlin, Columnist. A journalist with an MBA and experience inside finance, Berlin has written for The New York Times and Slate. She will produce regular reported columns advising “20-somethings” on how to negotiate life’s financial challenges, from renting an apartment to securing health insurance after college. She will also produce longer accountability stories about pitfalls to avoid.

Ron Dicker, Celebrity Finance Writer. Dicker will produce a regular feature, “The Price of Fame,” exploring universal financial issues – managing credit cards, selling homes – through the lens of celebrities and their money foibles. Dicker, who has previously written for The New York Times and, will also contribute pieces offering consumer tips.

Alice Hines, Retail Reporter. Hines will explore the American shopping experience, analyzing consumer trends and delivering news about companies. She will launch a shopping guide that will unfold through profiles of people on the hunt for products. She joins this summer, after completing Brown University.

Regina Lewis, Personal Finance Columnist. Lewis, a long-time broadcast personality who writes about personal finance and consumer issues, will serve as the public face of AOL Daily Finance. She has been a commentator for a wide range of national network and cable programs, including “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” MSNBC, CNBC, “The View,” CNN, and Fox News Channel. She will continue to appear frequently on major television programs, while also participating in new video features on the site. She will write regular columns on a range of personal finance topics.

Eamon Murphy, Associate Editor. Murphy work on a new feature that will combine a curation of daily headlines with original reporting. He will cover the landscape of financial issues as they relate to investors and consumers. Murphy studied English at Yale University, where he wrote for the Yale Daily News, and recently completed a master’s degree in Renaissance literature from Cambridge.

Catherine New, Staff Writer. Bringing nearly a decade of editorial experience, New has seen her work her published in The Wall Street Journal, Men’s Vogue and Psychology Today. She was part of the team that launched Metro, a daily newspaper in New York City, where she oversaw the development of the features sections, and authored the popular weekly real estate column, “At Home With…” Now, she will write about real estate and personal finance exclusively on AOL Daily Finance.

Sheryl Nance Nash, Staff Writer. Nance Nash has written about money for prominent publications, among them The New York Times, Crain’s, Money Magazine, Essence and Working Mother. She will write regularly on the nitty-gritty issues that confront every household – how and when to buy insurance, where to shop, how not to get ripped off.

Bruce Watson, Staff Writer. Watson is good at demystifying the complexities of markets, and he will apply this skill in producing stories for investors and consumers that shed light on changing gas prices and movements in currency, among other subjects. He will launch a new video feature, “The Ethical Shopper” which will put a spotlight on how popular products are manufactured and by whom, revealing the wages paid to workers involved in production, and the attendant environmental impacts of their creation.