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.

Sophia Naughton, Associate Editor

Sophia is a graduate from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication, directly focused in journalism and advertising. She is also a freelance writer for Baltimore Magazine. Outside of writing, her best buddy is her spotted Pit Bull, Terrance.


Geoff Allen, ‘Study Finds Guy’

Geoff Allen, dubbed “The Study Finds Guy” in the site’s videos, 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.


StudyFinds Contributing Authors Past & Present:

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.

Matt Higgins: A tortured Philadelphia sports fan, Matt was previously the digital managing editor for CBS Philly. He has been working in news for the last 15 years, including the last ten in digital.

Katie Kinlin is a technical copywriter who loves all things space. She was an educator at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where she was inspired to pursue a career in aerospace. She helped test 73 internet satellites at OneWeb — all healthy and in Low Earth Orbit.

Ben Kissam is a writer, standup comedian, media strategist, and author. He’s written two books and has been published in The Boston Globe.

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.

Craig Lee is a freelance writer who enjoys researching everything on the earth’s surface and beyond. In his free time, Craig enjoys binge watching Netflix series and spending time with his friends.

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.

Terra Marquette is a Denver-area freelance writer, editor and researcher. In her free time, she creates playlists for every mood.

Calum McKinney is a writer and content creator focused on science and art. I live in Baltimore, Maryland with my cat Maggie.

Judy Minkoff holds her doctorate in immunology and molecular pathogenesis from Emory University. She has over a decade of experience in preclinical laboratory settings working on viruses and vaccine development. She was a medical writer for two-and-a-half years and has been a freelance science writer and editor since 2016.

Rebecca Neubauer is a personal finance and science freelance writer who specializes in writing about managing money, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and alternative living. She has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, and she learned about personal finance on her journey to pay off $100,000 in student loans.

Saloni Ordia is a creative and self-motivated content and copywriter with a comprehensive background of 3 years of writing and publishing buzz-worthy articles.

Ben Renner is a writer, editor, curator, and social media manager based in Denver, Colorado.

Clio Rourke is a freelance writer with experience in advertising and public relations.

Dr. Jamie Sculley is a licensed naturopathic doctor practicing in Washington state. She specializes in treating thyroid disease, allergies, digestive issues and anxiety. She writes a weekly blog on these topics which can be found on her website at www.jamiesculleynd.com.

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.

Daniel Steingold is a writer who has experience in copywriting, copyediting, journalism, content writing, and grant writing. I am from and based in Los Angeles, and possess a degree in Journalism.

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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