Jonathan Dahl is the editor in chief of SmartMoney, The Wall Street Journal's award-winning personal finance magazine. A 19-year veteran of the Journal, Dahl oversaw the magazine and its Web site during the tumultuous financial crash that drew increased national attention to personal finance coverage. For 2008, the magazine's "Tough Customer" column won a Deadline Club Award, one of several honors that year. Its investigative pieces on annuities and retirement funds helped lead to reforms within the industry and more oversight from Washington.
At the Journal, Dahl served as a reporter, senior writer and bureau chief. He was one of the founding editors of the "Weekend Journal" section. Earlier in his career, he covered such topics as the asbestos industry and homelessness. His story "Missing in America," a first-person account of his search for a missing homeless brother, was nominated by the Journal for a Pulitzer Prize.
He came to SmartMoney in 2006. His new book, 1,001 Things They Won't Tell You (Workman Publishing), is based on the magazine's long-running "10 Things" column and reveals insider information from doctors, bankers and dozens of other professions. Dahl attended Columbia College, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1980. He received his master's degree from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism in 1981.