Dave Kansas

Biography

Dave was recently named President of a Dow Jones/IAC joint venture that will launch a web business focused on personal finance news. He is the president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Prior to his recent appointment, Dave was editor of the The Wall Street Journal’s Money & Investing section. In that job, he oversaw coverage of Wall Street, banking, markets, investing and personal finance.

Dave occasionally writes stories for the Journal and is a guest on radio and television programs, commenting on the financial markets and investing. Kansas began his journalism career in 1987 as an engineer and a reporter at the NBC Radio Network. He later worked for New York Newsday as a reporter. He originally joined the Wall Street Journal in 1991 after completing a summer internship on the monitor desk.

He was editor in chief of TheStreet.com and then rejoined the Journal in December 2001 as deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com. In January 2001, Kansas’s book TheStreet.com Guide to Investing in the Internet Era was published by Doubleday and was an Amazon No. 1 seller. His book The Wall Street Journal’s Complete Money & Investing Guidebook was published by Three Rivers Press in Dec. 2005 and was a business book bestseller.