John W. Simons - Black Enterprise

John W. Simons



John Simons is the editorial director for all personal finance and investing coverage at BLACK ENTERPRISE. He is responsible for determining the editorial direction of the Money section and for writing and editing features across all media platforms. In addition, Simons serves as the personal finance correspondent of Black Enterprise Business Report, a syndicated television program that focuses on financial and personal empowerment.

Prior to joining BLACK ENTERPRISE, Simons was a writer at Fortune magazine, where he wrote about science and technology-related industries with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. His coverage included corporate profiles, trend stories, and investment advice. He also wrote about a range of subjects for Fortune, including immigration reform, the emergence of personal DNA testing, and global warming’s effect on the insurance business.

Previously, Simons was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where he wrote about economic issues and the intersection of government policy and technology; and a senior editor at U.S. News & World Report, where he led the magazine’s coverage of the then-burgeoning arena of Internet commerce.

Simons has appeared as a guest on CNN, CNBC, the Fox network, MSNBC, and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered . He has also written for The New Republic, and Business 2.0.

Simons holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Northeastern University in Boston.





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