Michelle Higgins is a journalist and educator, with extensive experience developing premium content across platforms for influential audiences. She has served as a columnist and staff reporter at The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, covering travel, technology, real estate, personal finance, consumer trends and cars.
Higgins is the creator of The Fix column for The New York Times, where she offers advice on home renovations and décor. She previously served as the lead real estate reporter for the Times’ Real Estate section. Before that she was the Practical Traveler columnist. In more than a decade at The Times, her writing has appeared on page one as well as in the Travel, Real Estate, Business, Styles and Metro sections.
Prior to joining the Times, Higgins worked at The Wall Street Journal covering travel, personal finance and automobiles. She was part of the team that launched the Personal Journal section.
Her work can also be found in several books, including “The New York Times: 36 Hours America & The Caribbean (Taschen, 2013), “The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything” (St. Martin’s Press, 2006) and “The Wall Street Journal Guide to the Business of Life” (Crown 2005). Michelle has appeared as an expert and featured commentator on NBC’s “TODAY” show, CNN, CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and “Power Lunch,” the Travel Channel and NPR.
As an adjunct professor at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York and a lead instructor at The School of The New York Times, Michelle draws on her career in journalism to teach students to be better reporters, writers and critics of media.