Stephanie Genkin was a producer at CNN for almost 15 years focusing on business, economic and financial news. As part of the network’s Money Unit, she wrote and produced personal finance segments for a consumer audience on topics including investing, saving for retirement, credit reports, interest rates, 529 college savings plans, student loans, budgeting, mortgages, savings accounts, home owner’s insurance and dealing with debt. In addition, she contributed to news reports on CNNMoney.com and was the researcher for a MONEY magazine columnist.
While working full time, Stephanie went back to school to obtain a Certificate in Financial Planning at NYU and earned the CFP® designation.
Stephanie is an adjunct instructor at NYU and teaches investing fundamentals. She has done pro bono workshops at the Brooklyn Public Library and is an active member of the Financial Planning Association of New York. She is on the FPA committee that organizes the annual Financial Fitness Workshop, a day of financial planning events for the public.
Stephanie serves as a media consultant to the non-profit World Learning
Before joining CNN, Stephanie was a print reporter based in the Middle East. She was the chief Israel correspondent for the Jewish Chronicle (UK) and wrote for Business Middle East, a bi-weekly subscription newsletter published by The Economist. Her work has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, The Economist, Jane’s Defense Weekly, Index on Censorship and other publications.
Stephanie earned a B.A. with honors in Journalism and Hebrew from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received a Masters Degree in Jewish History and another in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. She was a Fulbright scholar in Amman, Jordan.