Kerry Hannon

Kerry Hannon

Amazon bestselling author Kerry Hannon is a nationally recognized expert, spokesperson and strategist on career transitions, personal finance and retirement.

She is a frequent TV and radio commentator and is a sought-after keynote speaker and moderator at conferences across the country. Kerry focuses on empowering yourself to do more with your career and personal finances - now and for the future.

Her work also focuses on advising women of all ages on how to take charge of their own financial planning. Her work explores what women need to do, at all stages of their lives, to prepare themselves for a financially secure future.

She has covered all aspects of careers, business and personal finance as a columnist, editor, and writer for the nation's leading media companies, including The New York Times, Forbes, Money, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today. Kerry's work has also appeared in BusinessWeek, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and The Wall Street Journal, among other national publications.

She has appeared as a career and financial expert on The Dr. Phil Show ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and PBS.

Kerry is currently a columnist and regular contributor to The New York Times, AARP's Work and Jobs Expert and Great Jobs columnist, contributing editor and Second Verse columnist at Forbes, and the PBS website expert and columnist on personal finance, wealth management and careers for boomer women.

Kerry's new book: Never Too Old To Get Rich:The Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life (Wiley, 2019) is now available for pre-order.

Kerry is the award-winning author of 13 books, including the national bestselling Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ (Wiley, 2018) . #1 New release on Amazon and bestseller in Job Hunting; Money Confidence: Really Smart Financial Moves for Newly Single Women (Post Hill Press, 2017) Getting the Job You Want After 50 (Wiley, 2015) #1 New Release on Amazon and job hunting guide bestseller; the award-winning Love Your Job: The New Rules for Career Happiness (Wiley, 2015); the GOLD Living Now Book Award for Personal Growth/Motivation winner, What's Next? Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties and Beyond (Berkley Trade, 2014).

Kerry is a fellow of the Columbia Journalism School and the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center's Age Boom Academy. She is a former Metlife Foundation and New America Media fellow on aging.

She has testified before Congress about the importance of older workers.

Kerry graduated from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she serves on the Board of Visitors. She received a bachelor's degree from Duke University. Kerry lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, documentary producer and editor Cliff Hackel, and her Labrador Retriever, Zena. She is also horse-crazy and loves the Winston Churchill quotation: "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."

Follow Kerry on Twitter @KerryHannon, visit her website at, and check out her LinkedIn profile at

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