Fred Brock: Business editor and columnist
Fred Brock holds the R.M. Seaton Professional Journalism Chair at Kansas State University’s A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications. For more than a decade he was a business editor and columnist at The New York Times. For six years he wrote that paper’s “Seniority” retirement column and was the author of the “Off the Rack” media column prior to that. He has also worked as an editor and reporter for The Wall Street Journal, The Houston Chronicle and The Louisville Courier-Journal. He holds an M.Ed. from Temple University and a B.A. in English literature from Hanover College, and has taught undergraduate and graduate reporting and editing at New York University. He has been a fellow at the Washington Journalism Center, with a concentration in public affairs reporting. He is the author of Retire on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Planning Your Financial Future (Times Books/Henry Holt, 2004); Live Well on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Achieving Your Financial Freedom (Times Books/Henry Holt, 2005); and Health Care on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Getting Affordable Coverage (Times Book/Henry Holt, 2006) He lives in Manhattan, Kansas, and continues to contribute to The New York Times.