Lauren Young Reuters From retirement to real estate, Lauren Young (@LaurenYoung) has covered all aspects of personal finance and workplace topics for the past two decades, most recently at Reuters, where she is the editor of digital special projects and recently was recognized as a Journalist of the Year for a social media series on race in America. Previously, she served as Personal Business Editor at BusinessWeek; Senior Writer, Staff Writer, and Staff Reporter at SmartMoney Magazine; and Reporter at Dow Jones Newswires. Young is a frequent “talking head” who moderates panels and appears on CNN, NPR, ABC, NBC, CBS and other media outlets. She won an ICI Excellence in Personal Finance Journalism Award for a SmartMoney series of video interviews with mutual fund managers along with a Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Award for the ReutersMoney FacebookLive video series on personal finance topics. Young has served on the boards of Penn State Hillel, the Deadline Club, Choice USA and Penn State’s Schreyer Honors College. She is president of the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue. She also is the founder of the 29 Post, a (profitable!) student newspaper at Brooklyn’s P.S. 29 elementary school. A Philadelphia native, Young worked for her elementary school, middle school, high school and college newspapers. She holds a BA degree in English from Penn State, where she was the winner of Outstanding Young Alumni Award and member of the Schreyer Honors College Executive Advisory Board for more than a decade. She also holds an MSJ degree from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, which recognized her with an alumni service award for overseeing the Medill Club of Greater New York.