Since 2015, Rodney Brooks has led the writing team at SRB Communications, developing messaging and content for traditional, social and digital platforms, corporate annual reports, focus group findings, brochures, fact sheets, FAQs, and more, e.g. for energy and utility, higher education, public health, transportation, government and political clients. He brings more than four decades of writing, editing and journalism experience to the agency.
Brooks also writes about retirement and issues related to economic and health disparities. His retirement columns appear on U.S. News & World Report and Senior Planet.com, and he is a contributing writer at National Geographic and ESPN’s The Undefeated. He has written extensively about the impact of the
COVID-19 pandemic on the Black community for National Geographic and financial literacy for The Undefeated. Brooks has also written columns for The Washington Post and USA TODAY.
Previously, Brooks was Deputy Managing Editor and retirement columnist for USA TODAY where coordinated all personal finance on all platforms. He retired in 2015 after 30 years with the nation’s national newspaper. He was also assistant business editor and reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer. He also worked as a reporter and editor for the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times and the Ithaca (N.Y.) Journal.
In 2015, Brooks received a National Press Foundation fellowship on pensions and retirement. He was a finalist for a 2018 Salute to Excellence Award and is a recipient of the prestigious President’s Award from the National Association of Black Journalists in 2007. He served two terms as treasurer of the NABJ.
Brooks currently serves on the Foolproof Foundation’s Walter Cronkite Committee, an organization dedicated to teaching financial literacy in public schools. Over the years, he continues to be a mentor to a countless number of writers who work for national and local newspapers across the country.