Anthony Alaniz is a writer and Michigan native. After three years at Car and Driver focusing on web production and video engagement management, he branched out to focus on establishing a writing career. Currently he writes for a number of outlets covering the automotive industry, business, technology and breaking news.
Hailing from Staten Island, NY, Steve is 24 years old. He attended Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., where he graduated with a degree in media studies. While at Sacred Heart, Steve also played Division 1 baseball for four years. He enjoys writing about sports and humor and loves watching and quoting movies. Many also consider him the best bartender in New York City, but that’s up for debate.
Deirdre Bolton joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as an anchor in February 2014 and is the host of Risk and Reward with Deirdre Bolton (weekdays 1-2PM/ET).
Prior to joining FBN, Bolton served as an anchor at Bloomberg Television, most recently as host of Money Moves. She also co-anchored the network’s morning programming. During her tenure there, Bolton interviewed major financial newsmakers, including, Pershing Square Capital CEO Bill Ackman, Lazard Vice Chairman Gary Parr, and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross.
Before joining Bloomberg in 1999, Bolton worked in institutional equity sales at CDC North America and Société Générale, where she sold European equities to U.S. portfolio managers.
She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in English and French literature and holds a master’s degree from New York University
Matthew joined the Miami office of RCM in 2012 as the VP of Managed Futures & Alternatives, bringing hands-on analysis and trading experience. He began his career in the commodities business as an advisor to clients on asset allocation and buy/sell decisions. Matthew has devised, implemented and executed trading strategies at a broker-assisted level for several firms during his tenure; he also managed his own global macro-fund that traded numerous futures and options strategies.
Most recently, Matthew operated MB Wealth Corporation, a full-service retail commodity brokerage firm. A prolific commentator, Matthew has published subject-specific articles, a weekly market commentary and a daily investing blog. He has been a featured commodity analyst for Seeking Alpha and a guest on 850AM (The Biz) radio show as a “commodity expert," and has been interviewed by Reuters, Structured Products, Commodity HQ, Seeking Alpha and Benzinga dozens of times for his opinion on commodities and current events as they relate to commodities, as well as their role in investors' portfolios.
Matthew received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northeastern University in 2000 and also studied at the University of Sydney.
Samantha primarily writes for the business section at Wall Street Insanity. She has previously written forBusiness Insider, 20/20 magazine, Marie Claire, the NY Daily News and Parenting magazine. She is also a contributor for ReviewFix.com and OpenForum.com. Samantha admires and loves speaking to startup founders who have taken an idea from conception to execution. Her private obsession is perusing through travel blogs and guidebooks, and she hopes one day to visit all seven continents and write about her experiences.
Siobhan is a writer complete with cliche antics, including an unhealthy daily intake of coffee and the social prowess of a sloth.
Raised by wolves and educated by the streets of L.A., Chuck is never afraid to tell it the way he sees it.
Tim was born and raised in Atlanta and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. His most notable accomplishments to date include writing two-thirds of the ABC Family mini-series Fallen and receiving a fist-bump from Catherine Keener during a game of Celebrity.
Brianna is a writer and cynical optimist who lives in the Philadelphia area with her feline bodyguard and a handsome gentleman.
Tom aims to entertain and enlighten through his writing, and he hopes you enjoy.
Samantha Lile is a 2002 Missouri State University graduate of journalism and mass media. She has served as a reporter and editor for various newspapers throughout her journalism career. She made the leap into writing full-time after working for a major financial institution since 2000.
Because of her banking background, Samantha is knowledgeable in finance reporting, but is also strong in commentaries, personal profiles, youth studies, horticulture, history and entertainment-related works.
Samantha lives in Ozark, Mo. with her husband of nine years, four dogs and two cats.
Joe has been to Cooperstown once, but never NYC. As a broke college student, it doesn’t look like that will change for a while. In the meantime, he will use his extensive couch-potato skills and Wall-Street outsider perspective to bring loyal readers small doses of insanity every day. In return, he fully expects every reader to mail him gold coins. So, get on that.
Ryan Mallory is the founder of SharePlanner Inc., a financial website established in 2006 with the goal of providing a real-time trade environment that allows readers to benefit from his trading setups, risk mitigation strategies, trading transparency, watch-lists, investor education and stock screens for all types of market conditions. He also hosts a premium service (The Splash Zone) for traders to trade alongside of him with real-time trade alerts via chat-room, text message and email notifications.
Having served as an intern in the United States Senate during his college years and jobs of all types thereafter, Mallory started part-time trading while holding down a successful job in corporate America with the ultimate goal of becoming a full-time trader. After shedding the restraints that his job placed upon his trading, and fulfilling the dream of becoming a full-time trader, Mallory would go on to cofound SharePlanner.com.
Mallory is the author of “The Part-Time Trader” and received a BA from the University of Central Florida and earned an MBA from Nova Southeastern University.
Matt is a writer and sometimes comedian and mixed-martial artist. He graduated from Drexel University in 2009 with a degree in international business. He enjoys the company of his wife and two Akitas in his humble South Jersey abode.
Foram is a journalist by day and photographer/foodie/bookworm by night. She's a die-hard Texan living and exploring the streets of the Big Apple just hoping to run into the likes of Kristen Wiig or Anderson Cooper. When she's not enjoying scrumptious weekend brunches and weeknight dinner excursions to Curry Hill, you can find her rummaging flea markets and pushing around a little, red cart full of laundry or groceries.
Writing about entrepreneurs gives this former attorney a platform to help others do what she loves to do best: start new businesses. Renata’s not only writing about entrepreneurship, she’s doing it, too. She formerly owned and operated a solo law practice and most recently a pop-up dress boutique, Frock ‘n Roll Chicago, built on her own from the ground up. She is a new mamma to a little boy, a lover of all things culinary (primarily the eating part), and spends most of her albeit-limited free time coming up with brilliant (and not so brilliant) business ideas.
Thai was born in Vietnam, raised in Australia, and educated in Texas. Previously a professional chef and muay thai athlete, he’s now completing a Masters in Mental Health. He’s a contributor for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, and The Utopian Life and writes from the intersection of existentialism and pragmatism; science and spirituality.
Matt O’Keefe is a writer of stuff. That stuff includes journalism for "The Beat," articles for websites, and blog content for companies.
Charles Payne is the host of Making Money with Charles Payne (weekdays 6-7 PM/ET) that will debut on Monday, June 2nd. He joined FOX Business Network (FBN) in October 2007 as a contributor.
Payne is also a contributor to FOX News Channel (FNC), frequently appearing on shows such as "Cashin' In," "Cavuto on Business," and "Bulls and Bears." Payne began his career on Wall Street as an analyst at E.F. Hutton in 1985. In 1991, he founded Wall Street Strategies, an independent stock market research firm where he serves as chief executive officer and principal analyst. He published his first book entitled "Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich" in May 2007.
Payne attended Minot State College and Central Texas College during his time in the United States Air Force.
Anna is from Savannah, Georgia. She has experience
covering a wide variety of topics that include business,
technology, fashion, and travel.
Katherine Pilnick primarily writes about money for Wall Street Insanity. She's previously written for sites including Forbes, The Washington Post and Business Insider.
Jill is a freelance writer in the Washington, DC area with a background in international politics and film. In her free time, she enjoys shopping at Whole Foods, doing yoga, horseback riding, cooking and gardening. So basically, all of those healthy things that people do to make up for binge watching Netflix, drinking red wine, and eating doughnuts.
Nicholas Santiago started trading in 1991. In 1997, he became a licensed Series 7 and 63 registered representative, and he successfully managed money for a large, affluent private-client group. Nick is an expert in technical analysis and has become an accomplished technician in the studies of Elliot Wave, Gann Theory, Dow Theory and Cycle Theory.
After applying his knowledge to his client base and meeting his personal monetary goals, Nick decided it was time to begin teaching his trading and investing methodology. In 2007, he partnered with Gareth Soloway to form InTheMoneyStocks.com and realized his dream of educating others about the truth of the markets. He now co-heads the education department at In The Money Stocks where he enlightens thousands of members and provides consulting services to hedge funds and institutions.
Gary Vaynerchuk has built businesses all his life: In his 20's, he grew his family liquor store from $3 million to $45 million in 5 years, launching WineLibrary.com, one of America's first wine e-commerce sites. In 2009, he co-founded VaynerMedia, a social-first digital agency which helps brands market in the year we live in.
An angel investor and adviser to some of the most successful tech startups since social media’s early days, Gary has counseled and invested in more than 50 tech startups including Twitter, Tumblr, Medium, BirchBox, Uber and Venmo. In 2014, Gary launched $25 million seed fund VaynerRSE to continue his successful investing career.
Gerri Willis joined Fox Business Network (FBN) in March of 2010. She is the host of The Willis Report (weekdays 5-6PM/ET), a primetime program that covers the leading financial and political stories of the day and their impact on consumers.
Prior to joining FBN, Willis served as the personal finance editor for CNN Business News and hosted the weekly half-hour program entitled “Your Bottom Line,” which focused on ways to save Americans money and the economy’s effects on personal finance. Before CNN, she was senior financial correspondent at SmartMoney magazine.
Willis received the 2001 Excellence in Retirement Savings Reporting award, which is bestowed by the American University School of Communication and the Investment Company Institute's Education Foundation. She is also the author of two business books, “The Smart Money Guide to Real Estate Investing” and “Home Rich.”
Willis is a graduate of Columbia Business School, where she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow. She was born in Spruce Pine, NC and currently resides in Westchester County.
Colleen is a 23 year old recent college grad who enjoys writing about her every day life epiphanies as well as; gushing over all dogs she sees on the street, binge watching Netflix, and rapping to Biggie every chance she can get.
Lennox is a writer who offers deep, broad, unique perspectives on financial markets. Apart from focusing on Wall Street’s more popular stocks, he also has an eye for undervalued plays and emerging markets. He spends his free time reading novels, debating business and coming up with new ideas to write about.