David Crook

David Crook

Editor, Kiplinger's Retirement Report

David Crook is an innovative editor and developer of print and online publications on a wide variety of subjects, from real estate to show business, finance to politics.


Prior to joining Kiplinger's, David invented, launched and edited “The Wall Street Journal Sunday” — the largest- circulation business print publication in U.S. history. A supplement featuring original news reporting, advice and commentary by the WSJ staff, Sunday Journal at its height appeared in 84 newspapers reaching nearly 11 million homes.


David is also the author of The Journal’s “Complete Real Estate Investing Guidebook” and “Complete Home Owner’s Guidebook.”


Prior to the 1999 launch of Sunday Journal, David was on the team that introduced the paper’s highly successful Weekend Journal effort, expanding the world’s premier business newspaper from five days a week to six. As part of that project, David invented the paper’s residential real estate coverage, including the popular “Private Properties” column and “House of the Week” feature, launched a weekly commercial real estate feature page and produced a prototype for an employment and careers spinoff called “WSJ Careers.”


Before joining The Journal in New York in 1995, David was managing editor of a group of suburban Los Angeles newspapers, and, before that, a writer and deputy editor for the Los Angeles Times arts and entertainment department. Before that, he was reporter and editor in Washington, D.C., for what is today known as Broadcasting and Cable magazine.


In 2017, he co-founded DCReport.org, a news website focused on national political matters.


David received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Tulane University, New Orleans.