He had been “Consumer Ally” for AOL on its acclaimed personal finance channel, WalletPop.com, where he led a team of 10 reporters.
He received the 2010 New York Press Club award for best consumer writing on the web and is the 2011 Best Friend honoree from Kids in Danger for his work covering child product safety. He has never met a scam he didn’t want to alert consumers to.
Mitch is the consumer columnist for Reuters, and the Consumer Alert columnist for The Boston Globe and Worcester Telegram & Gazette. He is also the child safety expert on Parents magazine’s website, Parents.com.
He has long been regarded as a child safety expert and advocate. He started tracking recalls in the 1990s and spent an entire year investigating flaws in how the nation’s laws deal with defective and dangerous products.
He has been a reporter and editor for more than 25 years and has worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Consumer Reports.
Mitch is a father of two and caused a recall in 2009 after his son brought home a flashlight from a birthday party that started to burn.
James O’Brien is a contributing editor for The Consumer Chronicle. He is a news correspondent for The Boston Globe. He has written consumer protection news for Consumer Ally at WalletPop, and is a correspondent for Boston University’s Research Magazine.
Investigative Guy John Mattes, a longtime TV investigative consumer reporter, is contributing his video exposes to The Consumer Chronicle.
Jenna Gouin, a senior at Worcester State University, is an intern for The Consumer Chronicle and does a bit of everything.
Elle Spektor is a contributor for the Business Insider, a writer for the Palo Verde Valley Times and Laguna Beach Independent newspapers, and a guest blogger for several national finance blogs. She studies journalism and business at Stony Brook University. She is currently the Arts & Entertainment editor of The Statesman and writes the student life column, “According to Elle”. Ms. Spektor is in the Honors College and is the Vice President of the Greek National Honor Society, the Order of Omega.