Staff writer at CNBC.com and on-air analyst for CNBC broadcast, covering the gamut of issues affecting the markets and economy. Jeff's stories are routinely among the most-read items on the site each day as he interviews the smartest and most well respected analysts and advisors in the financial world.
Over the course of a journalism career that began in 1987 Jeff has covered everything from the collapse of the financial system to presidential politics to local government battles in his native Pennsylvania.
Cox joined CNBC in 2007 just as the worst of the credit crisis was about to explode and as the Web site was still in the infancy of its new rollout.
He helped chronicle the collapse of Bear Stearns and then Lehman Brothers, writing insightful and important stories about the demise of some of Wall Street's leading names and how investors could navigate their way through the crisis. Jeff's articles are often picked up by other CNBC syndication partners such as Yahoo, TheStreet.com and AOL Money and have been cited in a number of national publications including USA Today.
Prior to coming to CNBC, he worked at CNNMoney where he wrote a series of analyses that were the first to tie the surging demand for ethanol to rising prices at the supermarket. Cox wrote extensively on alternative energy while at CNN and covered technology as well.
In his print career, Jeff's writing and editing projects were honored on multiple occasions by the New Jersey Press Association and Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, which cited him twice for commentary, including a series of columns he wrote after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Jeff also served as lead editor for award-winning projects on gangs, child molestation and the cost of education, a project on which he spoke at Columbia University. The cost of education series was honored by the NJPA for public service journalism.
In all, he has spent 18 years in print, including nine years in senior editing positions