Andrew Serwer, also known as "Andy," is an American journalist who is known for his work as the Yahoo! Finance editor in chief. He has spent years in the field of journalism and his name is well-known as one of the more prolific television media personalities in times past. He has made significant contributions to his field so we're highlighting his career and we offer these 10 things that you didn't know about Andy Serwer.
1. His Birthday
Andrew Serwer was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland on September 16, 1959. He turned 60 years old in the Fall of 2019. He was raised in Washington D.C. and received his education in the area. After he graduated from high school, he continued his education attending Bowdoin College. He graduated with his degree in history from the institution in 1981 in preparation for his career.
2. Andy launched his career in 1984
Serwer was hired to work for Fortune first as a reporter in 1984. He spent time in the field investigating stories and conducting interviews. His work was so impressive that it earned him a promotion to the post of the associate editor with the magazine. He served in this capacity for several years before being promoted to a senior writer for the company from 1995 through 1998. This was a big break in his career.
3. He became famous as a columnist
Andy wrote an online column in 1997. It was called "Street Life" and it followed some of the prolific people on Wall Street and it told their stories. Andy Serwer's name became famous and he was lauded as one of the great writers of his time for the stock market and he was highlighted in an issue of The New Yorker in May of 2000. He had told the stories of Wall Street personalities, and this article paid homage to his tremendous journalistic skills which seemed a fitting repayment. The column remained popular and was later renamed "Captain's Blog."
4. Serwer has an exceptional balance in style
Andy Serwer is credited with the writing of multiple interesting and popular cover stories during his time at Fortune. He covered timely and interesting pieces on Larry Ellison of Oracle, John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, and Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft. He was named Business Journalist of the Year by NewsBios in 2000 and he was referred to as one of the top talents in journalism with the ability to serve as a commentator, providing serious journalism and also take on the role of "occasional court jester."
5. He also worked for CNN and other major networks
You might remember Andy Serwer from his time with CNN as co-host of their program "In The Money," or from his contributions on the network's "American Morning." He also appeared on "CBS This Morning," "The Today Show" on NBC and on "Good Morning America" on ABC. You may have also seen some of his articles that have appeared in SLAM Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Politico, and Time.
6. He has also appeared on other TV and radio programs
Andy Serwer has spent more than 29 years of his life as a journalist at Time Inc. In addition to being a prolific author, he was also promoted to the post of managing editor for Fortune. He has also appeared on CNBC on the "Squawkbox" program as well as MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and a variety of other television and radio programs.
7. He has a big job at Yahoo! Finance
We also learned that as editor in chief at Yahoo! Finance, Serwer is in charge of overseeing every piece of content that comes in and goes out of the site. He ensures that each piece is presented perfectly. The range of topics that he oversees includes everything from breaking news and original video programming to in-depth stories. That's a lot of responsibility. The next time that you access content from Yahoo Finance! you can thank Andy for making sure that the information and sources are all correct and properly presented.
8. Andy Serwer went back for more advanced degrees
After Andy Serwer completed his bachelor of arts degree in history from Bowdoin in 1981, he continued his educational endeavors to earn two more advanced degrees. He enrolled in the Business Administration program at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. He graduated with his Master of Business Administration degree in 1984. After completing this degree he enrolled in Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism where he earned a Master of Science degree in 1985. He has a solid educational background.
9. He has a huge following on LinkedIn
We visited Andy's LinkedIn page to learn more about his career and what he's been up to lately. We weren't really surprised to learn that he has 6,268 followers on the site. His post "My Saturday Story" receives a lot of views and reactions from those who are following him on LinkedIn. This page is an excellent resource for professionals in the journalism arena or those who are considering making it their career path.
10. Andy Serwer is also an actor
We learned something new about Andy Serwer that we didn't previously know after visiting his profile on www.imdb.com. We learned that he appeared in a role in the 2009 film "Confessions of a Shopaholic, in the role of Mr. Lewis. He also appeared as a TV analyst in the 2010 film "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," which was fitting. Andy Serwer has a wealth of talents and this proves that they extend beyond the field of journalism. He has spent the last five-plus years as the editor in chief of Yahoo! Finance, after making the rounds as a television news personality, radio personality, and movie actor. He's still writing great pieces and keeping us informed and entertained.
Written by Allen Lee
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