Janet Alvarez is a recognized financial media personality who was most recently Deputy Business Editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer and is currently a Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard. She is also a TV Contributor for CNBC and Telemundo, and previously served as Weekend Anchor for WHYY/NPR. She frequently appears in national media as a consumer advocate, including The Today Show, The New York Times, Bloomberg, NBC, CBS, The Washington Post, Reader’s Digest, US News and World Report, and many others. She regularly is a keynote speaker at major financial conferences, as well as a guest lecturer at universities.
Her passion for education and disabilities advocacy led her to obtain an RBT Certification, graduate from the Temple Institute on Disabilities C2P2 Advocacy Leadership Program, and work for the UPO, the largest HeadStart provider in the Mid-Atlantic.
A fluent Spanish speaker, Ms Alvarez holds an MBA from Arizona State University, an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, as well as graduate journalism fellowships at both Harvard and Wharton. She lives in Philadelphia with her young son.