Gary Belsky writes, edits and consults about media, sports and various aspects of culture and business. From July 1998 through January 2012, Belsky worked for ESPN, where he rose to editor in chief of ESPN The Magazine and ESPNInsider.com, one of the largest and fastest-growing paid content websites in the world. An adjunct professor of journalism at New York University, Belsky has authored several books and is a featured blogger on Time.com’s Moneyland site, where he writes about finance and psychology. He lectures frequently around the country on decision making, choice architecture and consumer behavior. From 2007 through 2010, Belsky was co-host of a weekly sports radio show on Sirius, and prior to that he was a regular commentator on CNN’s Your Money and a frequent contributor to Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Crossfire and Oprah. A St. Louis native, Belsky graduated from the University of Missouri in that city in 1983 with a BA in speech communication and political science; he currently serves on the Leadership Council of the Pierre Laclede Honors College at the University. Before joining ESPN, Belsky was a writer at Money magazine and a reporter for Crain’s New York Business and the St. Louis Business Journal. In 1990, he won the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. Belsky, who lives in Manhattan, serves on the board of directors of Urban Pathways, one of New York City’s largest providers of services to the homeless and mentally ill; and the New York Neo-Futurists, an award-winning East Village theater company.