Allen Wastler

Posted By Spring Eselgroth

Allen Wastler is the head of digital content at MassMutual Financial Group and a long time SABEW board member. Previously, he was managing editor of, the online destination for global business news and expert analysis, where he overseas editorial content and operations. According to the latest data from comScore Media Metrix, in December 2010, just posted its best month ever in terms of unique visitors and marked its best December ever in page views.

Prior to joining in 2007, Wastler was managing editor of, a joint venture between CNN and Time Inc, where he was responsible for all editorial and content production. Before his tenure as managing editor at, Wastler was the managing editor of where he headed all editorial operations for the site. Wastler was also a regular commentator on CNN’s weekend business shows and appeared frequently on various CNN networks to comment on breaking business news events.

From 1989-1997, Wastler held various positions at The Journal of Commerce, a Knight-Ridder newspaper that was sold to the Economist Group during his tenure there. His positions included news editor for trade and transportation as well as west coast bureau chief where he oversaw coverage of west coast trade and transportation developments.

Wastler has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in journalism writing from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.

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