Editorial Team & Contributors

StudyFinds Editors:

Steve Fink, Editor-in-Chief & Founder

Steve Fink head shotSteve Fink is a longtime journalist who previously served as Vice President of News Engagement for CBS Local. Beginning his career as a sports producer at WJZ-TV in Baltimore in 2001, he previously served as Managing Editor of CBSNewYork.com and WCBSTV.com before joining the company’s corporate digital team in 2010.

A graduate of the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism, he currently resides in Baltimore with his wife and two children.


Chris Melore, Editor

Chris has been a writer, researcher, editor, and producer in the New York-area since 2006. He won a local Emmy award for his work in sports television in 2011. His work can be found across all StudyFinds websites.


Geoff Allen, ‘Study Finds Guy’

Geoff Allen, “The Study Finds Guy, has taken a winding road to get where he is today. He worked as a musician during his years at the University of Wisconsin in Madison then moved to Texas shortly after and played music for a living. He has been a General Manger of a Hotel, a technical support Manger for Hewlett Packard, a comedy song writer for country music stations, and a Digital Director for ABC Radio, and CBS Radio and TV. He continues to produce digital content and comedy music as a contributor to radio and digital properties – including StudyFinds as The Study Finds Guy! Geoff lives with his family in the Dallas / Fort Worth area.


Current StudyFinds Contributing Authors:

John Anderer: Born blue in the face, John has been writing professionally for over a decade. His work has been featured by Yahoo, Business Insider, MSN, and Eat This Not That!

Meaghan Babaker is a journalist and freelance writer previously based out of New York City while working for CBS New York, CBS Local and MSNBC. After moving to Geneva, Switzerland in 2016, she went on to write for Digital Luxury Group, The Travel Corporation and other international publications before joining the editorial team at StudyFinds.

Shyla Cadogan is a recent graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and Food Science. She is on her way to becoming a Registered Dietitian, with next steps being completion of a dietetic internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Shyla has extensive research experience in food composition analysis and food resource management. Her work can be found on StudyFinds, GutNews.com and BrainTomorrow.com.

Faith A. Coleman, MDDr. Coleman is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and holds a BA in journalism from UNM. She completed her family practice residency at Wm. Beaumont Hospital, Troy and Royal Oak, MI, consistently ranked among the United States Top 100 Hospitals by US News and World Report. Dr. Coleman writes on health, medicine, family, and parenting for online information services and educational materials for health care providers. Her work is primarily published on BrainTomorrow.com and GutNews.com.

Benjamin Fearnow has written for Newsweek, The Atlantic & CBS during his New York City-based journalism career. He discusses tech and social media topics on cable news networks. His work can be found on StudyFinds.

Melissa Kraus is a freelance writer, based out of New Jersey. She has over two-decades of writing, editing, and producing experience for radio, television, and digital media.

Elsa Lee has been a freelance writer for 7 years with a background in digital marketing. She specializes in writing about tech, beauty, and music. Based in the Los Angeles area, she is currently studying to become a software engineer.

Jocelyn Solis-Moreira is a freelance journalist covering health and science. She has reported on various topics, including coronavirus news, women’s health, and neuroscience research. She is also a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Her stories have been published in Discover Magazine, Verywell Health, Live Science, among other publications. Her work is published on BrainTomorrow.com, GutNews.com, and StudyFinds.

Stephanie Vallette is an award-winning writer — recognized by the MarCom Awards, Telly Awards, American Business Awards and Communicator Awards. She specializes in content about wellness, health, beauty, skin care, travel and e-commerce. Before joining Study Finds, she spent more than a decade writing for multi-billion dollar brands, including Booking.com. Now, she’s happy to bring you news about the best of the best!

Joe Vitiello spent over fifteen years in the fitness industry holding positions such as personal trainer, general manager, and gym owner. Now he flexes his creative muscles as a full-time Content Strategist for Skyward IT Solutions while also working as a freelance writer and photographer. Joe currently resides in Maryland with his future wife and stepdaughters.

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