About Me


Me and a chicken my wife sent for my birthday in 2010 just before I left a prestigious job in a downtown Chicago high rise for a magazine job in the suburbs.

So who am I?

I’m someone with more than 35 years experience as a professional journalist, the majority as a business reporter, editor and magazine associate publisher. I’ve launched numerous new publications and numerous websites during my career and have taught a wide range of journalism courses at Roosevelt University, Chicago.

Here’s what some LinkedIn connections have to say about me:

John truly loves news. He voraciously consumes it, discusses it and dissects it, and thrills at the chance to doggedly pursue his own scoops. He’s a team player and an idea man, which serves him well as an editor. And as a manager, he trusts his staffers enough to let them take a story and run with it. It was a pleasure to work with him. July 2, 2010

John is tenacious at getting to the heart of a story–no matter big or small– and unwilling to give up until he gets there. And not only is John a great journalist, he’s also a great guy with an unmistakable and unforgettable laugh (if you’ve spent five minutes with the guy you know what I’m talking about).

John Frank is a deeply insightful business journalist w/ uncanny instincts. John has an inspiring curiosity, coupled w/ a strong commitment to truth, the perfect combination for a successful journalist. I always knew, as did the clients I advised, that if John Frank was writing the story it wouldn’t always be nice or flattering, but it would always be true and balanced, and that was the basis of our long and rewarding friendship. I am delighted recommending John N. Frank. November 19, 2009

John has been my mentor and inspirational journalism guru since 1990! He is a consumate professional and journalist truly dedicated to his craft and those he works with. A great man! October 15, 2009

I am proud to say that I had a hand in launching John into a great career as a reporter, editor and marketing leader. He is bright, creative and highly productive, an excellent writer and quick thinker. John does a wonderful job establishing quality relationships with people. I recommend John without reservation! December 19, 2011

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