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April 16, 2006
Michelle Singletary
Syndicated Columnist
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Started "The Color of Money" column in March 1997.

“7 Money Mantras For A Richer Life: How To Live Well With The Money You Have.” The column was syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group in the fall of 1999.

· Personal finance commentator for National Public Radio’s afternoon program “Day To Day.”
· Regular contributor on Howard University's evening news radio program, "Insight," where she discusses personal finance issues.
· During the 1997-1998 television season, Singletary was a regular correspondent on BET's nationally syndicated financial show, "Real Business."
· She also has done financial reports for WMMJ-FM in Washington and for public television's "This Week in Business."

· In 1999, "The Color of Money" won first place in the major newspaper category of the ICI Education Foundation/American University awards for Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting.
· A year earlier, the column earned first place for business writing from the National Association of Black Journalists.

· Covered local and national banking for the Post. She joined the paper in 1992 and was assigned to cover bankruptcy.
· In 1994, she was awarded a fellowship by NABJ to write about small women-owned businesses in West Africa. While in Africa, she helped cover the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela, and shared the lead story on election day with the Post's foreign correspondent, writing about a Soweto family's day at the polls.
· Business reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun, where she also covered police, religion, politics and zoning.

Graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, and Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a master's degree in business.

Singletary and her husband, Kevin, reside in suburban Washington with their three children.

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