John W. Schoen has reported and written about economics, business and financial news for more than 30 years.
He began his career as a newspaper reporter and editor in Connecticut, moving to Dow Jones as radio newscaster and writer for The Wall Street Journal. As a reporter for the CBS Radio Network and public radio's Marketplace, he covered Wall Street's insider trading scandals and the Crash of '87. He joined CNBC several months before it went on the air in 1989 and ran the network's newsdesk during the early 1990s. In 1996, Schoen joined msnbc.com as a senior producer helping to launch the site, and he continues to write about a variety of business topics. He and his wife live in Connecticut.
Schoen produced a series of reports on China's economy in 2010 as a fellow on the first China U.S. Journalist Exchange, sponsored by the East West Center. In 2011, he was part of a team of msnbc.com reporters and editors that won a Best in Business Journalism award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for a sereis of reports, Still Made in America . In 2008, His series The Mortgage Mess also won a SABEW Best in Business award. Schoen was a 2005 finalist for the Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.