About Greg Karp
Greg's Spending Smart newspaper column reaches more than 6 million readers of Tribune Co. newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, and Hartford Courant. It also runs on the Web sites of additional media outlets ranging from the Los Angeles Times and Newsday to Superstation WGN in Chicago, WPIX in New York and WLVI in Boston.
Karp won the first-ever best-column award in 2006 from the Society of Business Editors and Writers. A staff member at The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa., Karp is an award-winning writer with 18+ years of professional journalism experience as both a writer and editor. He also writes about family finances for Better Homes and Gardens, which has a circulation of 7.6 million.
On television, Greg appears as a weekly guest on "Connections," airing on RCN cable systems in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.
Before starting his column, Greg was business editor at two newspapers, a local news editor, and a reporter covering everything from local politics and crime to technology and the telecommunications industry.
In his spare time, Greg loves spending time with family and striving, mostly unsuccessfully, to shoot in the 70s on the golf course.
Greg has won numerous journalism awards, including the following:
2008 Best in Business Columns for "Spending Smart,"
Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW)
2006 Best in Business Columns for "Spending Smart," Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW)
2006 Business Writing, Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors, "Why we're obsessed with the price of gas."
2003 Best in Business Award, Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW). "Projects" category for six-month investigation into publisher Rodale Inc.
2002 Keystone Award: Business/consumer story, Pennsylvania Press Association.
2002 Keystone Award: Spot news, first-place.
2001 Keystone Award: First-place business/consumer story.
1994 New Jersey Press Association Award: Responsible journalism.