Terry Savage, the nationally known expert on personal finance, the stock market and the economy, is the latest veteran of the Sun-Times to be welcomed inside Tribune Tower.
The former Sun-Times columnist and author this week was added to the roster of contributors to the Tribune Content Agency, the syndication and licensing unit of Tribune Publishing.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Terry join our family,” John Barron, editor and general manager at Tribune Content Agency, said in a statement. “Her breadth of knowledge, her ability to simplify complicated topics, and her compelling writing style will attract and engage a wide variety of readers.”
Savage, 69, joins a lineup of prominent money mavens, including Chicago Tribune personal finance columnist Gail MarksJarvis, whose column is part of Tribune News Service. Other Tribune Content Agency offerings include CBS News senior business analyst Jill Schlesinger’s “Jill on Money” column, “Kiplinger’s Money Power” features, and “The Savings Game” column, written by Elliot Raphaelson and Anya Kamenetz.
She also will appear at noon Wednesdays on Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano’s “Business Lunch” on Tribune Media news/talk WGN AM 720.
A staple of the Sun-Times for 25 years, Savage’s personal finance column was dropped in 2013 after losing the sponsorship of Fifth Third Bank. At the time, Sun-Times editor Jim Kirk told Crain’s Chicago Business her column no longer fit with the paper’s emphasis on “covering local business leaders,” adding: “It was a strategic decision based on our desire to be more local.” She continued to write for Huffington Post and her eponymous website.
It’s a winning week for Savage: On Friday she receives the 2014 Sarah Brown Boyden Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Journalists Association at its 75th anniversary dinner. Savage began as a stockbroker and became a trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange and Chicago Mercantile Exchange before turning full-time to print and broadcast journalism.