Carmen Rita Wong

Carmen is the Founder and CEO of Malecon Productions, LLC, serves on the board of The Moth, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and is co-Chair of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Latin Media and Entertainment Commission. Carmen is a writer, producer, and the former co-creator and host of the daily, primetime, television show, On the Money, on CNBC. A former editor at MONEY magazine, Carmen was also a national advice columnist for Glamour, Latina, Essence and Good Housekeeping as well as an expert with NBC’s TODAY Show, MSNBC, CNN, CBS This Morning, ABC’s The View, and has written for The New York Times and “O” Magazine. A member of President Obama’s ‘Business Forward’ initiative to further African-American, Latino and Asian business owners, Carmen was also a faculty professor of behavior economics at New York University and is the author of two best-selling financial advice books. She is also the author of a novel series, creator and host of the podcast ‘The Carmen Show: Life, Money + No Apologies’, and invests in and advises female-led and owned businesses, productions and content. Carmen lives in Manhattan with her daughter and their rescue pooch, Gloria.

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Blue Genes

by Carmen Rita Wong

Carmen Rita Wong uncovers the complicated layers of her family's past.

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