Maddy Simpson

Maddy Simpson

Data research and journalism
Fact Checker
Bethel University, Columbia Journalism School


  • Fact Checker at The Balance, Investopedia, and other Dotdash Meredith properties
  • Former senior financial analyst at Minneapolis-based consulting firm
  • Held editorial positions at a number of firms, including Business Insider, Employee Benefit News, and the St. Louis Business Journal, and has contributed to the Detroit Free Press and Columbia Journalism Review


Maddy Simpson is a journalist based in St. Louis. She studied at journalism and finance at Bethel University, and worked as a financial analyst at a consulting firm before attending Columbia Journalism School. She's worked on projects at the Columbia Journalism Review, Detroit Free Press, and currently is a fact checker and reporter at various publications.


Maddy received a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Finance and Journalism from Bethel University and a Master of Science degree from Columbia Journalism School.