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Ken Kurson penned the cover story for the Forbes 400 issue Fall 2000, getting ahead of the Internet schadenfreude trend in "Don't Weep for the Rich."
Prior to Esquire, Ken Kurson was a staff writer at Worth magazine, where he wrote the popular Advocate column (enjoying prominent placement on the back page), which addressed problems readers have with various investments. In February 1997, Kurson was named to TJFR's prestigious "30 Under 30" list of business journalists for the second year in a row.
Kurson is also a prolific freelance writer, penning everything from features for the New York Times to a recurring column about comic books in Spin to a money column aimed at young hip-hop fans in The Source. He writes frequently about politics, including editorials in Newsday and the Chicago Sun-Times and the New York Post. Kurson has written for Rolling Stone, Slate, Salon, Yahoo Internet Life, Civilization, Online Investor, the New York Times, the New York Times magazine, American Lawyer and Elle.
Ken Kurson was the founder of greenmagazine.com and Green Magazine, a personal finance site and magazine. Free from the jargon and get-rich-quickism of much of the mainstream financial press, Green was lauded far and wide, from USA Today to Cosmopolitan, from Wired to CNBC and MSNBC. The Chicago Tribune dubbed it "Long on humor and refreshingly free of Wall Street jargon" and both the Industry Standard and the New York Times ran substantial profiles of Kurson in 2000. This month (Jan 2001), Yahoo Internet Life magazine named Green to its list of "100 best websites for 2001," featured on its cover.
Doubleday published Ken Kurson's first book, The Green Magazine Guide to Personal Finance, in April 1998 by as its lead Spring paperback title. It enjoyed glowing reviews/mention in Worth, Wired, Playboy, Publishers Weekly, Detroit News, Salon.com and elsewhere. It was on Amazon.com's business bestseller list for more than a year after publication.
Ken Kurson has appeared hundreds of times on television and radio, including a four-year run as a paid weekly contributor on CNNfn. Dozens of appearances each on NPR, CNN, FOX, FOXNews, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC, KVI-Seattle, WXYT-Detroit, WJJD-Chicago, Bloomberg radio and TV, and CNNfn. From 1999 through 2001, Kurson appeared every Wednesday afternoon live from the Nasdaq in Times Square on YahooFinance Television. In Sept. 1998, he became a regular contributor to NPR's "Marketplace," for whom he wrote and performed commentary each month. He has appeared regularly on Fox's top-rated "Good Day New York" morning program, CNNfn's "Roundtable" and MSNBC as a guest commentator.
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