University of Maryland


  • 10+ years of experience writing and editing business, finance, and markets content for several publications
  • Published in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, and 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 is a contract editor for Investopedia, previously serving in the same capacity for The Balance. Rebecca also writes and edits for other publications and banks, providing content on investing topics for asset managers and C-level executives.

Rebecca's previous work in financial journalism includes covering media and technology stocks for TheStreet, real estate-related and personal finance news for Bloomberg, and stock market 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, 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 master's in business journalism from Arizona State University and her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.

Quote from Rebecca McClay

"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."