Manuel "Manny" Schiffres is a senior editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance and supervises the magazine's investing section. He previously had been the magazine's senior investment writer. Mr. Schiffres joined Kiplinger's in 1987. Prior to that he spent 12 years at US News & World Report: first serving as a reporter for the New York City bureau, then as an associate editor in Washington, where he focused on a variety of business areas, including personal finance, high technology, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and computers. Mr. Schiffres was also a reporter and editor for the Associated Press in New York City and Louisville, Kentucky, and was a reporter for the New Haven Register in Connecticut. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs, and holds an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri and a BA in government from Cornell University.