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Nationally syndicated columnist Michelle Singletary to visit SU April 22

April 02, 2010

Wendy S. Loughlin
(315) 443-2785

Michelle Singletary, nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, will visit Syracuse University on Thursday, April 22, as a guest of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. She will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3, followed by a reception and book signing. Her talk is free and open to the public. Parking is available in SU pay lots.

Singletary was originally scheduled to speak at the Newhouse School on Feb. 10, but her talk was canceled due to inclement weather. 

Singletary, who also works in television, radio and online, delivers advice on personal finance issues that range from lending money to your partner to raising money-smart kids to the importance of saving and investing. 

Singletary’s column, “The Color of Money,” is carried in more than 120 newspapers across the country, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, Tampa Tribune and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. It has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; placed first in the major newspaper category of the ICI Education Foundation/American University awards for Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting; and was honored by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). 

Singletary is also the host of a live online chat on the Post’s website and produces an electronic newsletter, distributed by the Post, with more than 150,000 subscribers. She is a regular personal finance contributor for National Public Radio’s “Day to Day.”  In addition, she is the host of “Singletary Says” on TV One, a half-hour personal finance reality show in which she visits people in their homes to help resolve various financial issues. 

She is the author of “7 Money Mantras for a Richer Life: How to Live Well With the Money You Have” (Random House, 2003) and “Your Money and Your Man: How You and Prince Charming Can Spend Well and Live Rich” (Ballentine, 2007). 

She previously covered local and national banking for the Post. In 1994, she was awarded a fellowship by NABJ to write about small, women-owned businesses in West Africa. While in Africa, she helped cover the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela. 

For more information about her visit, contact Heather Speach at (315) 443-3627 or

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