An award-winning journalist, best-selling author and sought-after motivational speaker, Jean Chatzky has created a global platform that is making significant strides to help millions of men and women battle an epidemic with a devastating impact—debt. Jean is the financial editor for NBC's Today, a contributing editor for More magazine, a columnist for The New York Daily News, and a contributor to The Oprah Winfrey Show. She also hosts a daily show on the Oprah Radio channel, exclusively on XM Radio.
She is the author of five books, including best sellers Pay It Down: From Debt to Wealth on $10 a Day (New York Times and Business Week best seller) and Make Money, Not Excuses(Wall Street Journal and New York Times best-seller). Her upcoming book The Difference: Why Some People Are Rich, Some Are Not, and How You Can Become One of Them will be published by Crown and available in April 2009.
Jean has been recognized as an exceptional journalist. She received the Clarion Award for magazine columns from the Association of Woman in Communications, her radio show received a Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television, Inc., she has been nominated twice for National Magazine Awards and was named one of the country’s best magazine columnists by the Chicago Tribune.
In addition to her professional work, Jean is on the Literacy Partners board of directors, lends her support and expertise to women's services groups and is on the board of the Nora Magid Mentorship prize at the University of Pennsylvania, which helps journalism students get a head-start in the field. She is also a member of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women for the University of Pennsylvania.
Jean lives with her family in Westchester, New York.
About Jean's Show Jean brings XM listeners life-changing financial pointers. Through her best-selling books, nationally syndicated column and television appearances, Jean has transformed the way America thinks about money and wealth. Tune in to hear Jean's tips on how to lower debt, find financial security, improve your credit score, and create a budget. With her expertise, Jean helps callers achieve their financial dreams and take control of their lives.