Aimee Picchi

After almost a decade as a beat reporter for Bloomberg News, I became a freelance business reporter when my husband & I moved to Burlington, Vermont. I'm currently a writer for CBS MoneyWatch, and my work frequently appears in Consumer Reports. My pieces have also appeared in The Boston Globe, AOL's DailyFinance, MSN Money and The Fiscal Times, among other publications.

I cover a wide range of topics for CBS MoneyWatch, although the stories that are closest to my heart are about income and wealth inequality, aging and retirement, and women balancing work both in and out of the home. In 2015, I was a fellow at the National Press Foundation's Reporting Retirement seminar.

My first journalism job out of college was as the equestrian columnist for a small New Jersey newspaper, even though I told the editor I knew nothing about horses. The highlight of that experience was interviewing Jackie Kennedy Onassis at a fox hunt (no real foxes were involved.)

In my spare time, I write SFF short stories, which have appeared in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, Flash Fiction Online and Daily Science Fiction, among other publications. I'm a graduate of Viable Paradise, member of the writing group Codex and an associate member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

I'm also a recovering classical musician. I graduated from Juilliard Pre-College and The Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester), where I played the viola. I love a good viola joke, but I'll warn you: I've heard them all.

You can find me on Twitter at @aimeepicchi.