Philana Patterson is Managing Editor, Money & Consumer Tech at USA TODAY in New York City where she leads business, financial and consumer technology coverage.
Previously, Patterson served as assistant business editor at The Associated Press where she helped oversee global business and financial coverage and led a groundbreaking project that used natural language generation software to automate corporate earnings stories. She’s worked as a reporter, editor or producer at Black Enterprise, Bloomberg News, Dow Jones Newswires, and The Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia. She began her career in journalism at the Greenville News in Greenville, South Carolina.
Patterson is also co-author of the 2010 book Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness and served as project manager on the 2009 book International Perspectives on Social Entrepreneurship.
Her work also has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, Essence magazine and other publications.
Patterson is a native of Chicago. She earned a degree in journalism from Northwestern University.