Consumer journalist and Credit.com contributor recognized for
SAN FRANCISCO & WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Last week the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) honored Bob Sullivan,
journalist and Credit.com contributor, with the prestigious Betty
Furness Consumer Media Service Award for more than two decades of
work as an investigative journalist. The award honors those who have
demonstrated their distinguished lifetime service to consumers.
“Consumers need the answers Bob provides,” said Ed Mierzwinski, federal
consumer program director and senior fellow for U.S. PIRG, who presented
the award. Turning to Sullivan, he added, “Consumers and consumer
advocates need you out there with your big digital megaphone, fighting
for the average consumer, telling your stories, and letting them know
they are not alone.”
Sullivan was among four awarded at the consumer advocacy group’s 46th
annual awards dinner last week in Washington, D.C. In addition to
Sullivan, this year’s CFA honorees include Sen. Sherrod Brown (D–Ohio),
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Albert (Bert) Foer, founder
and former president of the American Antitrust Institute.
“I am honored to receive this award,” Sullivan said during an acceptance
speech which highlighted his journey into independent journalism amid a
changing media landscape. “I accept this award on behalf of every
journalist I know whose voice they are struggling to keep from
disappearing right now.”
With a career spanning more than two decades, the author and
investigative journalist was among the founding journalists of
MSNBC.com, where he created and wrote the popular blog The Red Tape
Sullivan is still a contributor for CNBC.com and NBCNews.com, and he
continues to appear on NBC TV programs as a consumer technology expert.
As a Credit.com contributor, Sullivan writes weekly articles about fraud,
consumer “gotchas” and the economy, which are syndicated
to more than 100 news sites.
“We’re all lucky to have Bob on our team,” said Michael Schreiber,
Credit.com’s editor-in-chief. “Personal finance journalism is hard,
because let’s face it, we’re the opposite of click bait. They are the
spoonful of sugar, and we are the medicine…usually. Bob is amazing
because he’s both. His stuff is smart, informative, truly helpful to
people, and he’s great to read. It doesn’t taste like medicine at all,
and on this beat, that’s the Holy Grail.”
In addition to his journalism, Sullivan is the author of a number of
books, including New York Times best-sellers Gotcha Capitalism
and Stop Getting Ripped Off.
Sullivan has won the Society of Professional Journalists Public Service
Award for his series of articles on online fraud, a Peabody award for
his part in an NBC series about hidden poverty in America and Consumer
Action’s Consumer Excellence Award.
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