We're excited to welcome Mike Yessis to our growing editorial team. Mike takes over as senior editor of Work + Money, Granite’s site focusing on personal finance and careers.
Mike brings tremendous talent and terrific experience in digital journalism and media entrepreneurship to his role at Granite. At AOL, Mike was content director and editor in chief of AOL Travel. He had also been an editor at USA Today, and he co-founded and co-edited World Hum, a travel journalism startup that was acquired by the Travel Channel.
"I’m thrilled to join a team that’s committed to creating sustainable, high-quality editorial,” Mike said. “As someone who worked for global corporations and who’s bootstrapped a business, and who’s recently run the financial gauntlet through a home mortgage and two 529 plans, I aim to pull from real-life experiences to help guide Work and Money."
Most recently, Mike has freelanced for publications such as Smithsonian and Cruise Critic, and he makes This Week in Podcasts, a weekly newsletter featuring provocative takes, great binges and a comprehensive list of the best podcasts and podcast guests.
In addition to his journalistic talents, Mike loves to get outside. When he’s not hiking or riding his bike, he’s trying to keep everything in his backyard garden alive.
We are thrilled to have him join our team and take the reins of Work + Money. Welcome, Mike