Dinah Brin

Philadelphia, PA USA

Professional Experience

Award-winning journalist covering business, personal finance, entrepreneurship, health policy, medical research, HR, leadership, logistics, general news and features for print and web. Interviewees range from Chubby Checker to John McCain to Fortune 500 CEOs. Adept at spotting trends, researching and shaping complex topics into engaging copy for lay and specialty audiences. Produce B2B and B2C articles and content. While able to specialize, I'm an agile generalist with experience reporting on real estate investment, franchising, entrepreneurship, Congress and regional economic trends. I can handle multiple projects in a competitive environment, working independently and collaboratively. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I started freelancing after 20-plus years as a staff reporter. In addition to news reporting, I'm available for corporate and nonprofit projects, including case studies, white papers, op-eds, speeches and internal communications.


4 Years
32 Years
32 Years


Business (general)
17 Years
Personal Finance
4 Years
11 Years


Newspaper - Local/Regional
4 Years
Wire Service
18 Years
9 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

32 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

mergermarket (10+), CNBC.com (10+), Entrepreneur.com (10+), YoungEntrepreneur.com (6-10), LDI Health Economist (3-5), FastCompany.com (1-2), Philadelphia Style Magazine (1-2), CreditCards.com (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

CHIBE quarterly newsletter (U. Penn publication) (10+), MHI Solutions magazine/MHI blog (10+), SHRM Online Society for Human Resource Management (10+), ABOVE - The RE/MAX Magazine (6-10), Contently (10+)

Other Work History

Dow Jones Newswires, 1998-2011, work frequently appeared in The Wall Street Journal. The Associated Press, 1993-1998, covered news and features, edited copy, in Philadelphia bureau Altoona Mirror, 1991-1993, reporter, columnist Congressional Quarterly, 1990 States News Service, 1986-1990 (Covered congressional and other Washington news from state-specific angle for regional newspapers.) I work on a contract basis as a writing coach for MBA students at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Technical Skills

AP style, SEC document search and research, PACER court records search, reading financial statements

Computer Skills

Wordpress blog, Word, Mac and PC, video, digital photography, Internet research, Factiva, iMovie, iPhoto


Laptop, Internet connection, digital and video cameras, MS Word, Final Draft, iMovie

Work Permits & Visas



See LinkedIn profile endorsements. Specific references available on request.


Best in Business, Breaking News, Real-Time News Organizations, Society of American Business Editors and Writers 2010, part of Dow Jones Newswires team that won for deep coverage of a pharmaceutical merger (team) First Place, News Story, Keystone Press Award, Pa. Newspaper Publishers Association 1993 (individual) First Place, Local Government Reporting, Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, for story probing the quiet candidacies of several politically inexperienced members of two churches, 1986 (team) Quarterfinals, 6th Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest (2008) Quarterfinals, 2007 Page International Screenwriting Awards Semifinals, Writer's Network 11th Annual Screenplay & Fiction Competition (2004)


The American Society of Journalists and Authors


Blog Posts

Link to YoungEntrepreneur.com blog posts.
Posts on the franchise industry on entrepreneur.com's Daily Dose Blog.


Personal finance story on how and why uncontrolled spenders should retire their credit cards -- at least for a while -- and use only cash instead.
Clean tech investors are shifting focus from costly alternative-energy businesses to less expensive "smart grid" and other energy-efficiency technologies.
Newer research indicates factors beyond nurse-patient ratio influence nurses' job satisfaction and patient care.
Story explores issues surrounding technology to track consumer activity and purchases across devices, to measure mobile advertising effectiveness.
Even the checkbook-challenged, filing system-deficient and perpetually messy can take steps to shore up their finances without undergoing a major personality overhaul.
A major trade group voices concern to new bipartisan "Super Committee" that proposals to reduce the federal budget deficit may hurt franchise operators who file taxes as individuals.
This links to a sampling of stories, including those appearing in The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and Common Cause Magazine.
As more Americans delay marriage and babies, growing numbers of parents are poised to hit the traditional retirement age just as their children reach college age. Saving for two of life’s biggest expenses is challenge enough for many parents, but can be more so for those who have babies after 40.
This is a case study of the supply chain industry collaboration that assembled a new, cost-saving distribution center for Lucky Brand Jeans in five months.
While derivatives carry risks and financial scandals have tarnished their image, many companies use futures contracts, swaps, collars, and other hedging instruments to minimize volatility.
IT outsourcing companies offer rural American centers as alternatives to offshore sites.
Story looks at ways the Affordable Care Act may affect small businesses and how they might prepare before the health insurance individual-coverage mandate goes into effect.
Commercial meteorologists are selling customized weather data to enterprises ranging from agriculture, transportation and manufacturing to fast food, golf and pigeon racing. It's an estimated $2 billion market.
A look at the link between high emotional intelligence and better business performance.
Article exploring a Harvard Business Review piece advancing the idea that a person's potential -- notably in the form of adaptability -- is more important than industry experience. This story was shared more than 5,000 times.
A story noting evidence that companies with CHROs are more profitable.
Four health economists share the reasons for their health-plan choices.
Many lower income near-elderly women may lose out on coverage under the new health reform law after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled states don't have to expand Medicaid programs.
Workers' use of social networking applications on the job skyrocketed in 2011.
A study shows technology experts and academics sees changes in young people's thinking and behavior because of hyperconnectedness to the Internet and mobile devices.
Feature looking at civil case alleging Apple, Google and other tech giants conspired in the mid- to late 2000s to fix and suppress employee wages.
Experts give tips on year-end moves taxpayers can make for more pleasant returns come filing time.
A survey finds young employees more satisfied with their companies than older colleagues, yet more likely to be weighing a move.