John Waggoner is USA TODAY's investing columnist, and also covers personal finance, the stock market, and the economy. His investments column runs in a dozen newspapers via Gannett News Service. John writes an online question and answer column on USATODAY.com, and is a regular commentator for PBS's Nightly Business Report. He won the Strong/Medill Financial Writers and Editors for spot reporting in 2001. Waggoner is author of Money Madness: Strange Schemes and Extraordinary Manias On and Off Wall Street (Business One Irwin), co-author of The Parents' Guide to Money, an interactive CD-ROM (Vertigo Development), and author of The Fast Forward MBA in Investing (John Wiley and Sons). Before joining USA TODAY in September 1989, Waggoner was senior editor at The Independent Investor, an investment advisory newsletter. Prior to that, Waggoner was senior editor at The Donoghue Organization.
Kathy Chu is a reporter for USA TODAY, who has written about a financial topics from credit card fees to Hurricane Katrina's economic toll on businesses and homeowners. Before working at the paper, she covered personal finance, corporate bankruptcy and the aftermath of Sept. 11 for Dow Jones News Service. She has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Asian Wall Street Journal, and Newsday, worked on LIFE Magazine's Year in Pictures, and on the European edition of a 1997 Fodor's travel guide. Kathy was a 2006 finalist for the Online Journalism Award.
Sandra Block is a personal finance columnist/reporter for USA TODAY's Money section. Her "Your Money" column appears every Tuesday in the newspaper and online at USATODAY.com. She joined USA TODAY as a markets reporter in 1995 and then moved to the personal finance team in 1996. Prior to joining USA TODAY, Block also worked as a personal finance reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal in Akron, Ohio; held a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University in New York; and was a reporter for Dow Jones News Service in Washington, DC.