Expertise: Globalization | Corporate downsizing | Offshoring | U.S. automobile industry | General Motors, Ford, Chrysler | Cars and SUVs | Hybrids | Gas prices | Alternative energy| Airlines | Defense industry
Background: Rick Newman, who has written for U.S. News for more than 15 years, covers corporate and consumer trends from the magazine’s New York bureau. He is also the magazine’s car reviewer. Newman frequently writes about bellwether firms such as General Motors, Yahoo!, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, The Carlyle Group, and the nation’s major airlines, focusing on issues that impact consumers. He has also played a key role in the expansion of the magazine’s online business coverage at www.usnews.com.
From 1995 through 2001, Newman was U.S. News’s chief Pentagon correspondent, covering wars in Bosnia and Kosovo and reporting from military bases, ships, airplanes, and submarines around the world. He helped anchor the magazine’s 9/11 coverage and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition to his work for U.S. News, Newman has penned satire for the Washington Post and the New York Times. Newman received a bachelor’s in English and economics from Boston College in 1988 and started at U.S. News as a fact checker shortly thereafter.
Honors: Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense | Society of Professional Journalists Award for Public Service | National Press Club Consumer Journalism Award | Finalist, National Magazine Award | Finalist, Livingston Award for Young Journalists | Best Story on a Web-based News Site, International Association of Firefighters
Publications: Coauthored with Patrick Creed Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11 (Ballantine, 2008) | Coauthored with Don Shepperd Bury Us Upside Down: The Misty Pilots and the Secret Battle for the Ho Chi Minh Trail (Presidio Press, 2006).
Media appearances: Newman appears regularly on many major networks, including CNN, Fox, and MSNBC. He is also a monthly commentator on the PBS program Nightly Business Report. In addition, he has been interviewed on numerous national and major market radio programs.
Blog: FlowChart, usnews.com/flowchart