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Allan Sloan
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Allan Sloan Biography

Allan Sloan, the Wall Street editor for NEWSWEEK magazine talks to David Brancaccio about recent events and the state of the American economy.

Allan Sloan
Allan Sloan, NEWSWEEK's Wall Street editor, has won numerous awards and honors in his 30-year business writing career. Sloan, who joined NEWSWEEK in March of 1995, is a six-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, business journalism's highest honor. He also received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2001, and has won the John Hancock Award for excellence in business and financial journalism.

Sloan is a contributor to Public Radio International's MARKETPLACE, whose "Sloan Sessions" are broadcast on Monday mornings, and he frequently appears as a commentator on the PBS television program, NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT. His NEWSWEEK columns also appear in the WASHINGTON POST.

Before joining NEWSWEEK, Sloan was a columnist at NEWSDAY, where his column was syndicated nationally to newspapers including the WASHINGTON POST, THE BOSTON GLOBE, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER, THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC and the DENVER POST. From 1984 to 1988 he was a senior editor for FORBES magazine. Prior to that, he was a staff writer for MONEY magazine, an associate editor for FORBES and a business reporter for the DETROIT FREE PRESS.

Sloan, a native of Brooklyn, received an M.S. from the Columbia Journalism School in 1967 and a B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1966. He attended the Seminary College of the Jewish Theological Seminary for two years while he was an undergraduate at Brooklyn College.

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