Kerry Hannon is a nationally recognized authority on career transitions and retirement, a frequent TV and radio commentator who speaks about and offers advice on career and personal finance trends, and author of numerous books, including Love Your Job: The New Rules for Career Happiness (Wiley), What’s Next? Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties and Beyond (Berkley Trade), and Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy . . . And Pays the Bills. Kerry’s tenth book, Getting the Job You Want After 50 For Dummies (Wiley) will be published in the fall of 2015.

Kerry is a columnist and regular contributor to The New York Times, a contributing writer for Money magazine, AARP’s Jobs Expert and Great Jobs columnist, contributing editor and Second Verse columnist at Forbes, and the PBS website expert and regular columnist on personal finance and careers for boomer women. Kerry is a fellow of the Columbia Journalism School and the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center’s 2015 Age Boom Academy. She is a former Metlife Foundation and New America Media fellow on aging.

Kerry has been covering careers and individual career choices for more than a decade. In 2006, she developed U.S. News & World Report’s “Second Acts” feature — a regular column that looked at people who successfully navigated a complete career change in midlife, their challenges, and their motivations. She has spent more than two decades covering all aspects of business and personal finance as a columnist, editor, and writer for the nation’s leading media companies, including Forbes, Money, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today. Kerry’s work has also regularly appeared in BusinessWeek, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The Wall Street Journal, and Reader’s Digest, among other national publications. She has appeared as a financial expert on ABC News, CBS, CNBC, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and PBS.

Kerry graduated from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she serves on The Board of Visitors, and received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, where she is currently a member of an editorial board.

Kerry lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, documentary producer and editor, Cliff Hackel, and her Labrador retriever, Zena.

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