Fred Brock

Fred Brock holds the R.M. Seaton Professional Journalism Chair at Kansas State University’s A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications. For more than a decade Fred Brock was a business editor and columnist at The New York Times.

For six years Fred Brock wrote that paper’s “Seniority” retirement column and was the author of the “Off the Rack” media column prior to that. Fred Brock has also worked as an editor and reporter for The Wall Street Journal, The Houston Chronicle and The Louisville Courier-Journal. He holds an M.Ed. from Temple University and a B.A. in English literature from Hanover College, and has taught undergraduate and graduate reporting and editing at New York University. Fred Brock has been a fellow at the Washington Journalism Center, with a concentration in public affairs reporting.

Fred Brock is the author of Retire on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Planning Your Financial Future (2nd Edition — Times Books/Henry Holt, 2008); Health Care on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Getting Affordable Coverage (Times Book/Henry Holt, 2006); Live Well on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Achieving Your Financial Freedom (Times Books/Henry Holt, 2005); and Live Well on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Achieving Your Financial Freedom (Times Books/Henry Holt, 2004). Fred Brock lives in Manhattan, Kansas, and Green Valley, Arizona, and continues to contribute to The New York Times.