Maddy Simpson

Maddy Simpson

Fact Checker

St. Louis, MO


Bethel University

Columbia Journalism School


Data journalism



  • Former senior financial analyst at Minneapolis-based consulting firm
  • Has worked as a fact checker since 2020
  • 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.

My Gear

I have a 15-inch Macbook Pro that I use daily, a 2020 iPad, and a Fitbit for tracking my day-to-day fitness.


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

A Message from Maddy Simpson

"I love writing about technology because it's a constantly changing world--it never ceases to be exciting."

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