CBS Knows Jack (Otter)

CBSMoneyWatchLogo.jpgJack Otter joined CBS as executive editor, where he will be responsible for daily operations and report directly to CBS and BNET editor in chief Eric Schurenberg.

Otter is already making his presence felt, recruiting Gawker founding editor Elizabeth Spiers and comedian and writer Andy Borowitz.

Otter had been deputy editor of Rodale’s Best Life. Prior to that, he spent six years at SmartMoney.

Schurenberg said:

Jack looks at personal finance with a critical journalist’s eye and has a real gift for understanding what’s on readers’ minds. As an editor, he has a knack for finding the human and emotional angle behind a seemingly dry story and bringing it to life. And have you ever seen him on TV or Web video? He’s pretty good at that, too.

And Otter added:

Despite the information overload online, there’s nowhere for people to find straightforward answers to the questions that keep them up at night. What should you do with your 401(k)? How much insurance do you need? How can you save enough money to pay your kids’ college tuition? CBS has all the answers to these questions.