John Persinos

John Persinos

About John Persinos

John Persinos is a staff writer at InvestorPlace Media.

John also serves as editorial director, Of Eleven Media. He previously served as editorial director of Personal Finance and its parent website, Investing Daily, where he supervised editorial content for all publications and ancillary websites.

John has served as a staff reporter on daily metropolitan newspapers, including The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel. He has worked on several international magazines, specifically as a staff writer at Inc.; an associate editor at Venture; and managing editor at Campaigns & Elections. He also has served as an online publisher of websites, including Aviation Today. He has written extensively for investment-oriented publications and websites, such as Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, StreetAuthority and Investing Answers.

John worked on Capitol Hill, as a press secretary to U.S. Rep. Byron Dorgan (D-ND). Persinos also is the recipient of numerous journalistic awards, including the Royal Aeronautical Society’s prestigious “Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award” in 2001, in the category of “Best General Aviation Submission,” for his work as editor-in-chief of Rotor & Wing magazine. He has co-authored a book, Boston: In a Class by Itself. He also wrote a book on the media, The Confessions of an Ink-Stained Wretch (2006).

John holds a B.A. in English, an M.A. in English Literature, and an M.S. in Journalism, all from Boston University. He also completed the Davenport Fellowship in Business and Economics Reporting at the University of Missouri (Columbia) School of Journalism.

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