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Jen McCaffery

location-pin New York, New York

School: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Expertise: tech, health, money & finances

Jen McCaffery

  • Covered health and public safety at Virginian-Pilot and Roanoke Times
  • Recognized for reporting on the environment and business, and for educational and feature writing, at Rhode Island Monthly


Jen is a former editor at Reader's Digest and now the director of commerce for Recurrent Ventures, where she works with Popular Science, Popular Photography, Field & Stream and Outdoor Life. As a longtime editor and writer who specializes in health, science and tech, her work has appeared in the New York Times, Prevention and Rhode Island Monthly.


College of the Holy Cross
BA, English
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
MS, Magazine Journalism


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