Ester Bloom is a Senior Editor at CNBC Make It. Before joining CNBC in 2016, she served as an editor of the personal finance site The Billfold and of the Barnes & Noble blog, and as a Contributing Writer for The Atlantic.
Ester has been interviewed on MSNBC, MTV.com, HuffPost Live, WPIX 11 Morning News, the Geraldo Rivera Show, Bitch Magazine's Popaganda podcast, Vice's The Business of Life, and Slate's United States of Debt podcast. Her writing appears in Slate, Salon, Creative Non-Fiction magazine, New York Magazine's Vulture blog, Flavorwire, Quartz, the Daily Dot and the Toast, where she wrote the advice column Aunt Acid.
She has won the Lois Morrell Poetry Prize and the Dogwood Literary Creative Non-Fiction Prize, and she was recognized in the "Notable" section of The Best American Essays 2015. She graduated with honors from Swarthmore College.