Lisa Green

Assigning Editor  |  Insurance, data journalism

Lisa Green leads the life insurance team and oversees insurance-focused data journalism at NerdWallet. A professional journalist since high school, she was an insurance writer at NerdWallet before becoming an assigning editor. Previously, Lisa spent more than 20 years as an editor at The Tennessean in Nashville, where she led business and consumer coverage for several years. At The Tennessean, she was part of a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist team for coverage of devastating floods in Middle Tennessee. Her work has also won awards from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Lisa is an alumna of the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists at the University of Pennsylvania. She has also studied data journalism with the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, business editing with the American Press Institute and writing, editing and news research with the Poynter Institute. In addition to her work at NerdWallet, Lisa is a real estate investor and has taught a seminar on how to earn college scholarships. She is based in Nashville.

  • Education: B.A. in journalism from Murray State University, Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists at University of Pennsylvania
  • Awards: Pulitzer Prize finalist, Green Eyeshade Award for Consumer Reporting, IRE Awards finalist, SABEW Best in Business
  • Organizations: Investigative Reporters and Editors
  • Previous experience: The Tennessean, The Jackson Sun

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USA Today, MarketWatch,, Consumer Watchdog, Tampa Bay Times