Gregory Karp

Senior Writer  |  Credit cards, personal finance, credit scores

Gregory Karp is a credit cards expert at NerdWallet. A journalist for more than 30 years, he has been a newspaper reporter and editor, authored two personal finance books and created the "Spending Smart" syndicated newspaper column, which ran from 2003-2014. He previously was a reporter at the Chicago Tribune, covering consumer issues and business news. He has been quoted as a guest expert on TV and in newspapers, magazines, podcasts and blogs, and has spoken on panels at national conferences. His numerous awards include national recognition several times from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing.

  • Education: B.A. in magazine journalism and management from Syracuse University
  • Awards: Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing: Best column, Best in business projects, New Jersey Press Association: Responsible journalism, Pennsylvania Keystone Press Awards: Business or consumer story
  • Organizations: Chicago Headline Club (Treasurer), Chicago Headline Club Foundation (Treasurer), Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 (Treasurer)
  • Previous experience: Chicago Tribune, The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.), The Express-Times (Easton, Pa.)

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