Jane Bryant Quinn

Jane Bryant Quinn is the nation's leading commentator on personal finance, with news articles, television broadcasts, and computer software read and seen by millions. A frequent speaker at business conventions and community lecture series, Ms. Quinn is the spokesperson to all generations on how to handle their money and how to protect themselves financially in difficult times.

Ms. Quinn, a distinguished columnist, writes on issues affecting personal finance for respected publications. She writes regularly for Newsweek and Good Housekeeping. She recently ended a 27-year run of providing insights on personal finance issues via her twice-weekly column for The New York Daily News that was syndicated by The Washington Post to over 250 newspapers.

Ms. Quinn is author of the new, updated edition of the best-seller, Making the Most of Your Money, a comprehensive guide to personal finance and a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. Another recent book, A Hole in the Market, tracks the effect that Generation X has on the economy. She wrote her first best-seller, Everyone’s Money Book, in 1978.

Also an esteemed television personality, Ms. Quinn worked ten years for CBS. Her business news reports were first seen on the CBS Morning News and then on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. In 1988, Ms. Quinn hosted her own series on money management called Take Charge! that also ran on PBS. She appeared twice-weekly on ABC’s The Home Show in 1990-91 and has been a guest on Good Morning America, Nightline, and many other programs.

A contributor to computer software, Ms. Quinn helped develop, and appears on, the top-selling software program, Quicken Financial Planner, a personal guide to saving and investing for college and retirement.

Ms. Quinn is the winner of numerous prestigious awards which include: an Emmy Award for outstanding coverage of news on television, the John Hancock Award for excellence in Business and Financial Journalism, the Janus Award for excellence in television business reporting, the Gerald Loeb Award for Lifetime Achievement and for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, and the ICI-American University Journalism Award for Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting. In addition, she is a three-time winner of the National Press Club Award for Consumer Journalism and two-time winner of the National Headliner Award. She has been honored by the Consumer Federation of America for Outstanding Consumer Media Service and was named by the World Almanac as one of the 25 most influential women in the United States.

Ms. Quinn serves on the Dean’s Council of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Board of Advisors for The Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College.

Ms. Quinn is married to lawyer David Quinn and is the mother of two children and three stepchildren.