Jeff Yastine is currently the editorial director at Banyan Hill Publishing, where he oversees newsletters and columns such as Total Wealth Insider, while also contributing to Sovereign Investor Daily and Winning Investor Daily. He has a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Electronic Journalism from the University of Florida in 1986. From 1994 to 2010, Jeff Yastine worked as an anchor and correspondent for the PBS Nightly Business Report, covering a number of groundbreaking topics during his time there, including the dot-com bubble of the early 2000’s and the fall of the real estate market in the late 2000’s, as well as the economic repercussions of Hurricane Katrina. As an Emmy-nominated anchor, Jeff Yastine was granted the opportunity to rub elbows with many of the elite in the world of finances, including Warren Buffet, Michael Dell, Sir Richard Branson, Steve Forbes, and Herb Kelleher. In many of these encounters, Mr. Yastine was able to glean a number of financial secrets and strategies that he has since used to help a number of investors significantly grow their portfolios, as well as to grow his audience at Banyan Hill Publishing.
During his time as a reporter for the PBS Nightly Business report, Jeff Yastine helped to identify a number of businesses that were primed for an economic turnaround, having spent significant time covering big-box retail companies, as well as agricultural and biopharmaceutical companies. In 1999, Jeff Yastine was present for the historic handover of the Panama Canal back to its parent nation, and in 2010, he was on the scene reporting on the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In 2007, Mr. Yastine reported on the declining conditions of America’s infrastructure, in particular, the system of roads and bridges around the country that had been long underfunded. For this coverage, Mr. Yastine was nominated for a Business Emmy Award. When reporting on the United States’ bond market in 2002, Jeff Yastine, along with several PBS Nightly Business Report journalists, won the Excellence in Financial Journalism Award, which was presented by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
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