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Meet the Reporters

401kWire has a team of journalists dedicated to helping our members understand the defined contribution plan business. To reach them with story ideas simply email editors "at" 401kWire.com or call us directly at 212-331-8995.

  • Sean  Hanna

  • Editor-in-Chief
    Sean is the founding publisher of InvestmentWires. Prior to 1997, he was an editor at New York City-based IOMA (now a part of BNA) where he oversaw IOMA's DC Plan Investing, the first publication to exclusively cover the 401(k) industry in 1992. He has spoken at industry conferences as an expert on the financial services industry, made appearances on CNBC and been quoted in numerous financial publications, including Money Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. He studied history at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Sean is responsible for all content appearing on 401kWire.

  • Neil  Anderson

  • Contributing Editor
    Before joining InvestmentWires, Neil worked as a string reporter for Suburban News Publications in Columbus, Ohio, where he covered local schools and politics. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Williams College. While at Williams, he wrote for and edited the campus humor magazine, The Mad Cow, and he wrote for The Williams Record. Neil is primarily responsible for the day-to-day editorial oversight of 401kWire's sister publication, MFWire. He also covers new entrants to the DC I-O space.

  • Jiayin  Lin

  • Editorial Intern
    Jiayin is a sophomore at Baruch College at the City University of New York, where she is pursuing a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance and Investments with a double minor in Computer Applications in Business and Psychology. At Baruch, she is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, a business honor society, and the Vice President of Public Relations for United Chinese Language Association (UCLA). Jiayin supports the 401kWire editorial and research team.

  • Isabella  Bailey

  • Editorial Intern
    Isabella is a senior at New York University, where she is pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Film and Television with a minor in Italian Studies. She is a contributing writer at Mindfray.com and has previously worked in broadcast television and communications. Isabella supports the 401kWire editorial and research team.

  • Valeria  Piantoni

  • Editorial Intern
    Valeria is a Columbia Graduate School of Journalism student interested in business and finance reporting. She previously worked for the Global Media Relations division at the European Central Bank. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's degree in economics and political science from the University of Milan. Valeria supports the 401kWire editorial and research team.