Hello there! I love helping people shop smarter and save money. Our shopping habits and choices affect so many critical aspects of our lives: our finances, our health & safety, and our happiness too! My expertise and my passion is helping people protect those important things by empowering them with smart shopping strategies.
It all started when I was a kid. I loved shopping with my mom—she's the blood-thirstiest deal hunter I know! I once saw Mom chase down a store clerk who had a price gun in her hand, and convinced that woman to mark down almost everything in her cart! I followed in my mom's footsteps and became a shopping expert myself. America's top TV shows and other major media outlets turn to me for the inside scoop on consumer news and trends as well as shopping and saving strategies for food and groceries, beauty products, electronics, and a lot more. I've been an investigative consumer reporter for The Dr. Oz Show and a frequent shopping expert on the Today show, Good Morning America, and other national TV shows. I'm currently a regular contributor to The List, the nationally syndicated Scripps TV show, and co-host of the Hot Shopping Tips podcast, which is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and other podcast apps, as well as on iTunes and at hotshoppingtips.com. I also write the monthly "Live Well for Less" column for AARP.
My background includes more than a decade as a consumer journalist at Consumer Reports, where I launched the women's shopping magazine and website, ShopSmart, and served as its editor in chief. As the brand's spokesperson, I appeared regularly in syndicated TV segments and national TV news and talk shows. Previously, I was an editor at various other national magazines, where I created content to help women make smart choices about saving and spending.
What I Do
TV, Radio, Print, and Web
Need an expert to comment on or cover consumer news, or give your audience timely shopping and money-saving advice? I’m your gal! I'm available for TV appearances and other media interviews and assignments, including videos and writing projects.
If you're looking for an authoritative, engaging, and relatable spokesperson, I'm available for brand partnerships. I've been a national brand spokesperson for Flipp, one of the fastest growing shopping apps in the U.S., and companies in the health-care category (Invisalign and Ormco). Brand services I provide include TV appearances, satellite and ground media tours, hosting and speaking at press events, media interviews, blogging, social-media postings, and other activities to help brands reach millions of consumers.
Content Strategy & Development
I launched a national magazine and I'm an expert at creating content for brands and media outlets, including TV and video scripts.
Looking for a speaker or host? I’ve got experience hosting awards luncheons and speaking at conferences and press events.