Wondering why you see "The Investopedia Team" as the author of many of our financial definitions and other articles? Having written, expanded, and regularly updated our financial terms dictionary over the last 20 years, it would not be accurate to only credit the work of a single author or editor on most definitions and pages. In some cases, as many as 20 writers, editors, fact checkers, copy editors, editorial advisors, and financial experts have made significant contributions and changes to each document over the years. All those changes are intended to bring you the most accurate, complete, and helpful financial information possible.
In the future, we plan to showcase the history of each term's evolution and all of those expert writers and editors who have contributed to it. Today, we make it easy to learn more about our editorial policies, our financial review board, and our anti-bias review board.
Here is an overview of our current editorial staff overseeing the content of the site and all of the contributors to it:
Caleb has been the Editor-in-Chief of Investopedia since 2016. He is an award-winning media executive with more than 20 years of experience in business news, digital publishing, and documentaries. Caleb is the President of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee, SABEW (Society for Advancing Business Editing & Writing), and his awards include a Peabody, EPPY, SABEW Best in Business, and two Emmy nominations.
Anna Attkisson is the Senior Editorial Director for Investopedia. She oversees content strategy and operations. Anna began her career as an ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors) intern at American Homestyle & Gardening magazine. Since then, she has gone on to cover a vast range of complex topics from small business to finance. Previously, she has served as the editorial director at Business.com, Business News Daily, and Tom's IT Pro. Anna holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas.
Alec McCabe has worked as a financial journalist, foreign correspondent, writer, and news manager for almost three decades, most of that time at Bloomberg News. His expertise includes the financial markets, economics, business, company news, and the intersection of money and politics. He has worked around the world to deliver timely, insightful news and analysis of the biggest breaking stories of the day, week, month, and year. Before joining Investopedia in 2022, he spent almost three decades covering financial news in New York, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. He also worked for the Associated Press, Reuters, and The Real Deal.
Ben is the Associate Editorial Director, Financial Products and Services for Investopedia and is responsible for the news, education and rating methodologies that Investopedia creates around the various products and services it reviews.
Ben has over 30 years of experience in financial services and has spent his career in marketing, operations and content management roles for banks, credit card issuers and credit card marketplace websites, including CreditCards.com and Bankrate.com. His area of specialization over the past 20 years has been credit cards.
Vinamrata Chaturvedi is a senior editor of blockchain and cryptocurrency at Investopedia. She has been covering crypto, blockchain, economy, politics, social issues, and gender-related topics since 2013. She is a board member of the ACJR (The Association of Cryptocurrency Journalists And Researchers) network, and her work has appeared on StockTwits, CoinDesk, CoinMarketCap, and Bitcoin Magazine.
Julia is Senior Editor of Personal Finance at Investopedia and has been with the company since 2014. A longtime finance writer and editor for national consumer and technical audiences, she is the former editor of Consumer Reports and Psychology Today and was also Vice President and Editorial Director of Consumers Union as well as Vice President, Content for Zagat Surveys.
Stella Osoba enjoys a distinguished career as a financial, legal, and business writer, a technical analyst, an attorney, and an independent trader. Stella is active in the CMT Association and was co-founder and chair of Women in Technical Analysis, designed to increase opportunities for women to network and form meaningful contacts in the finance industry.
Sienna is a self-proclaimed credit card nerd who has been creating personal finance content for more than six years. She joined The Balance as a staff writer in May 2019, and is now managing special projects for both Investopedia and The Balance to further engage readers in important topics. Sienna previously worked for CreditCards.com. Her work has been cited by major news outlets and government agencies, including the CFPB and NBCNews.com.
Sienna earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and completed a media studies program with The Fund For American Studies at George Mason University in Washington, D.C.
Gabe Alpert is an Editor at Investopedia. His investing expertise is particularly focused on the areas of equities, ETFs, and conventional mutual funds. He has spent more than five years covering current events that impact both the market and broader economy. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated with honors.
Clay Halton, Editor at Investopedia, manages the Investopedia Financial Review Board that helps ensure the accuracy and comprehensiveness of all content. He also writes and edits personal finance content with a particular focus on financial topics relevant to the LGBTQ+ community. He has a BA in English from Webster University, where he graduated with honors.
Jess Feldman has been writing and editing for more than five years, and has specifically covered personal finance basics since 2020. As a finance editor on the special projects team, she writes, edits, and develops brand-building projects across a variety of platforms. Since joining the financial space, she has developed an interest in finding ways to make the complex topic of finance relatable to younger generations. Jess has a degree journalism from the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism, one of the top-10 journalism schools in the country.
Colin is an Associate Editor with three years experience editing, proofreading, and fact-checking content on current financial events and politics. He is the co-editor of #Charlottesville: White Supremacy, Populism, and Resistance. He received his M.A. in journalism from The New School and his B.A. in history and political science from McGill University.
Ward Williams is an Associate Editor at Investopedia with four years of experience writing and editing with a particular emphasis on data research into economic, personal finance, and trading and investing topics that range from weekly unemployment rates to countries without income taxes. He has a B.A. from North Carolina State University and an M.S. from New York University.