Ismat Sarah Mangla is the Assistant Director of Content at LendingTree. She’s a veteran journalist and content creator with a passion for writing about money, financial wellness and religion, though not necessarily at the same time.
Most recently, she helped create personal finance content for Experian. Before that, she worked as a staff writer at the International Business Times, where she covered travel both from a personal finance and business perspective before moving to the religion beat during the 2016
Previously, Ismat spent six years as a reporter and staff writer at Money magazine reporting on banking, credit, consumer advocacy and a host of other personal finance topics. There, her work was nominated twice and awarded once for a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. She also won a SABEW Best in Business Award and the Henry Luce prize for her journalism in personal finance.
Ismat began her career covering personal finance at MarketWatch, where she worked with the late famed business journalist Marshall Loeb. Her writing has appeared in Time, Fortune, Money, CNNMoney, Quartz, MarketWatch, Al Jazeera America, International Business Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Detroit Free Press and Michigan Alumnus magazine. In another life, she was also the founder and editor of Nirali Magazine, a popular website for the South Asian diaspora.
Ismat is a graduate of the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), where she studied English, women’s studies and economics, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she earned a master’s degree with a focus on business journalism.
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