Andrew Leckey writes SUCCESSFUL INVESTING, a nationally syndicated column packed with straightforward investment strategies and informative commentary. Twice each week, in alternating Q&A and essay style, he offers sound advice to readers on a wide range of personal finance and investment issues. This lively column draws a large volume of reader mail.
"The Distinguished Service Award in Investment Education" was presented to Leckey by the National Association of Investors Corp., which has thousands of investment clubs around the world. He has won numerous local and national writing awards.
Leckey's financial journalism experience includes being an anchor on CNBC television and contributing editor to the Quicken.com Web site. The author or editor of 10 books on business and investment topics, Leckey was series editor of the annual anthology "The Best Business Stories of the Year" from Random House. Other books, such as "The Lack of Money Is the Root of All Evil: Mark Twain's Timeless Wisdom on Money and Wealth for Today's Investor" from Prentice Hall Press, have been translated into foreign language editions around the world.
Leckey is currently the director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism located at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. The center conducts workshops around the country on business journalism topics and runs the BusinessJournalism.org Web site specifically geared to the needs of business journalists. He served as the first director of the Bloomberg Business Journalism Program at the University of California, Berkeley, and was a visiting professor in business journalism at Boston University. He was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism and a fellow of The Media Studies Center, both at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He now serves on the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship advisory committee.