Rebecca McClay

Rebecca McClay

  • • More than 10 years experience writing and editing business, finance and markets content for several publications.
  • • Regular contributor to Investopedia's morning live market news coverage.
  • • Published in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, TheStreet, among many others.


Rebecca L. McClay is a long-time journalist and editor focused on financial topics for a number of publications and financial services firms. She currently primarily writes for banks like PNC Bank, Lombard Odier and Brown Brothers Harriman, providing content on investing topics for asset managers and C-level executives. On a daily basis, she produces morning news briefs for Investopedia and edits content for LendEDU.

Previous work in financial journalism includes covering media and technology stocks for TheStreet, real estate-related and personal finance news for Bloomberg, and Canadian markets and personal finance topics for MarketWatch. Rebecca has contributed financial content for a number of other outlets like Investorplace Media, Money Morning and a number of real-time newswires.

At the start of her career in journalism, Rebecca was a staff writer for the Washington Post Co.'s Gazette newspapers for seven years, including several years as a business reporter covering Washington D.C-area news for the Gazette of Politics & Business. She also served as managing editor for a financial services consulting firm based in Washington D.C.


Rebecca received her Masters in Journalism from University of Maryland.

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"I never feel like I'm 'working' when I'm helping others understand how markets work and keeping them informed about news that can affect their financial health."

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