Brian Kelly is the founder and CEO of The Points Guy (TPG), the preeminent voice when it comes to loyalty programs, credit cards and travel. Kelly launched TPG in 2010 during his time as a Wall Street road warrior, where he developed his keen sense for maximizing travel experiences while minimizing spending. Since then, Kelly has grown the company into a powerhouse travel and lifestyle media platform, and through a team of distinguished editors and freelancers that span the globe.
Christian is the General Manager for TPG UK leading the London based team for TPG.
Favorite City: San Francisco
On the list: Vietnam, Chile, Iceland
Scott oversees all of TPG's editorial coverage as well as long-term content planning and special projects. He previously was a reporter, then editor, at The Associated Press and reported for ABC News.
Favorite City: Montevideo
Where to Next: Switzerland, Ecuador, Australia
Nicky is the Director of Content for and face of TPG UK, and oversees the creation of UK focused content. Nicky spent years as a record-label lawyer and avid traveler sharing his miles and points tips under the guise "Miles Mogul".
Favorite City: Tel Aviv
Where to Next: Turkmenistan, South Africa, Brazil
Laura Motta comes to The Points Guy as Editorial Director after leading content teams at ShermansTravel for nine years. Before that, she held positions at Travelzoo, iVillage and EverydayHealth, and lived in Paris. Follow her travels on Instagram and Twitter.
Favorite City: New Orleans
Where to Next: Mongolia, Albania, Sri Lanka
Summer grew up with the travel bug thanks to exploring the country (mostly by car) with her family during school breaks as a kid. While studying social work at NYU she started racking up frequent flyer miles flying on deals, often visiting friends and family back home in Texas on breaks and long weekends. By the time her two girls came along years later, she had a full-blown love and appreciation for what miles and points could do for families looking to experience the world on a budget. Summer launched the Mommy Points blog in 2011 to show families that miles, points, and loyalty programs weren’t just for the business travelers, but they were for us, too.
As Senior Aviation Editor, Ben heads TPG’s growing team of airline reporters and helps shape coverage of airline flight reviews and special aviation data reports. Ben joined The Points Guy in March 2019 after nearly two decades at USA Today, where he was best known for launching the long-running, industry-leading Today in the Sky blog in 2002.
Favorite cities: Berlin, Buenos Aires and Toronto. Ben's also got a soft spot for Buffalo, New York.
Where to next: Aspen, Colorado, and San Diego.
Benét Wilson is the credit cards editor for TPG. Known as the Aviation Queen, she's a veteran aviation journalist who has covered airports, security and the airline passenger experience.
Ariana is the Credit Cards Editor at TPG. She has been writing about points and miles for almost a decade. She previously served as editor at FlyerTalk, Frugal Travel Guy and NerdWallet while running her own travel blog, PointChaser.
Favorite City: Istanbul
Where to Next: Marrakech, Bukhara, Palawan
Alberto runs our flight reviews and oversees special projects across several verticals. Previously, he was the managing editor of Vice News and worked at Bloomberg and CNN, where he was constantly trying to convince people to do more stories about airplanes. He speaks Italian, French and Spanish and one day he’ll be better at German.
Favorite City: Stockholm
Where to Next: South Africa, Mongolia, Greenland
Clint Henderson worked in broadcast news for more than 20 years -- including stints at ABC News, Fox and MSNBC --before joining TPG in 2019. He’s been to 49 countries and counting, and is currently pursuing status with Delta, Alaska Airlines and Hilton.
Favorite City: Hong Kong
Where to Next: Egypt, Tahiti, Fiji, South Africa
As Editor-at-Large, Zach's contributions run the gamut, from articles digging deep on loyalty programs and credit cards to delivery flight coverage to drone photography and much more. Follow his adventures on Instagram and Twitter, @zachhonig.
Favorite City: Tokyo
Where to Next: South Africa, Bhutan, Brazil
As a senior editor and head of The Points Lab, Nick works on a variety of content to help you travel as much as possible for as little money out-of-pocket.
Favorite City: London
Where to Next: Colombia, Vietnam, Cambodia
Richard Kerr is a veteran naval officer and founder of the Award Travel 101 Facebook community. He’s one of the foremost experts in points and miles strategy, featured in Forbes, US News, Money Magazine, Kiplinger Personal Finance and presented at #SXSW 2017. Richard has visited over 45 countries, lived in England and Japan, and spends his spare time dissecting loyalty program award charts to maximize the value of points and miles. Richard holds a BBA in International Business and has his wife and two small children in tow for his travels as often as possible.
Andrea M. Rotondo is a senior travel editor at The Points Guy. She's trailed an orca pod from a skiff in Alaska’s Inside Passage, had an allergic reaction to a cheetah she met at a South African rehabilitation center, hiked the Borneo rainforest to glimpse orangutans in the wild and launched a wish into the sky during Taiwan's Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival. And, she's written about it all.
Favorite City: Paris
Where to Next: Austria, Bryce Canyon National Park, Norway
Jasmin Baron is TPG's Senior Points & Miles Editor, and was previously Senior Editor at sister site Million Mile Secrets. Growing up in an aviation family, she loved flying so much she became a pilot herself, and had an 18-year career as a flight instructor in her native Canada in addition to working in customer service for two Canadian airlines. She's passionate about using points and miles to introduce her three school-age children to new cultures and cuisines and has traveled with her family to dozens of domestic and international destinations, including Cuba, the Philippines and Japan.
Favorite city: Berlin
As TPG's Global News Editor, Emily is responsible for coordinating news efforts between the US and UK offices. Got a tip? Share it: email@example.com
Favorite City: Cape Town
Where to Next: Namibia, Mauritius, Chile
As TPG's travel editor, Melanie manages destination coverage and other travel features. Before joining the TPG team, Melanie was an editor at Travel + Leisure magazine, and her work has appeared in Bloomberg Pursuits, Yahoo Travel, Jetsetter and Saveur magazine, among others.
Favorite City: Santiago
Where to Next: New Zealand, Botswana, Myanmar
Nick joined The Points Guy in 2016 as an intern and is now Reviews Editor, primarily responsible for arranging, writing (some of), editing and publishing reviews of hotels and airport lounges along with helping manage, write and edit travel content.
Favorite City: Buenos Aires
Where to Next: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Jordan
A travel writer for more than 20 years, Gene now roams the world in search of the coolest cruise ships. He's sailed on more than 150 different vessels operated by 40 lines.
Hailing from the same hometown as the Wright brothers, Jane works at the The Points Guy to helm coverage of the site on weekends, so that readers never miss a beat on all things travel-related. She’s previously helped run the newsroom at The Daily Beast, Hearst and Tasting Table. While she may not have elite status (yet), she can steer you to the best dining option in any given airport.
Favorite City: Mexico City
Where to Next: Tokyo, Istanbul, Oaxaca
Edward Russell is the Senior Aviation Business Reporter at TPG. An avgeek at heart, he covered the airline business at FlightGlobal for eight years, and previously covered finance in New York and Hong Kong.
Katherine is the Senior Travel Features Reporter at The Points Guy. She spent a decade working in software sales and account management within the tech industry before joining TPG in 2015.
Favorite city: Cape Town, South Africa
Where to next: Antarctica is the big bucket-list item for the 2020-2021 winter season!
Andrew is a Senior Reporter at The Points Guy covering credit cards and loyalty programs. He's been a miles and points fanatic since 2014 and previously wrote for Upgraded Points and Credit Karma. Outside of the travel world, Andrew is a cyclist, craft coffee aficionado and — despite now living in NYC — a Chicagoan at heart.
Favorite City: Prague
Where to Next: Hong Kong (again!), Singapore, Kiev, Tel Aviv, Victoria, BC
Katie has been a contributor for The Points Guy since November 2015, and joined the team full-time in June 2019. After Katie completed her PhD thesis in June 2017, she and her husband JT sold or donated most of their possessions, moved out of their Austin, TX apartment and transitioned to a "digital nomad" lifestyle.
Victoria M. "Vikkie" Walker fell in love with travel after scoring a $265 round-trip Etihad Airways flight to Abu Dhabi in 2015. Since then, she's visited more than 20 countries by taking advantage of flight deals and using points and miles. Vikkie is a former college journalism professor who now lives in New York City with her pug, Migo.
Madison covers all things credit cards for TPG. A self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, her travel bucket list includes swimming with sharks off the coast of South Africa, skydiving in Thailand and cliff jumping in Greece.
Samantha is the Lifestyle Editor at The Points Guy, where she connects the dots between travel, retail, dining and credit cards. She was one of the first 20 employees at TPG, and started as the site's first full-time Social Media Editor. There's a good chance she's talking about how much she loves New Orleans or planning her next meal as you read this.
Zach writes travel and product reviews, deep dives into loyalty programs, news about the airline industry and much more.
Zach has been an avid traveler since 2012, when he first redeemed miles for a last-minute business class ticket to the Middle East. He’s since been to 52 countries, and can’t wait to keep writing about his travel experiences. You can follow his adventures and get in touch with him on Instagram @_ZachGriff
Zach has been interested in things that go since he was a kid. He previously worked at The New York Times and spent much of his time there covering the aviation industry, including contributing to the paper’s reporting on the 737 Max crisis at Boeing. He grew up in Bethpage, on Long Island, and graduated from Northwestern University in 2013 where he majored in journalism and gender and sexuality studies.
Favorite City: New York – good thing I get to live here!
Where to Next: Australia, New Zealand, Rio, a transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary II
As a writer here at TPG, Liz covers everything from the daily news and deals to deeper guides and special projects. She also works closely with the social team, so you’ll probably catch her (or her photos) on @thepointsguy's Instagram. Liz has had a passion for travel her entire life — she’s visited 40 out of 50 states, took her first solo Europe trip at 17 and is always on the lookout for her next adventure.
Favorite City: Florence
Where to Next: Greece and Japan (plans pending)
A recent graduate from Vanderbilt University, Austin is based in Charlotte, NC as a member of the marketing team. He is one of the TPGers responsible for helping our content remain fresh and accessible for users! Find him on Instagram.
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Favorite City: Nashville, TN
Where to Next: Miami, FL; San Juan, PR; Austin, TX
Chris is a full-time writer at The Points Guy focusing on credit card benefits and points & miles. From sitting at the back of an intercity bus to flying first class in the nose of a Boeing 747, Chris loves all things travel—and making it accessible to everyone. You can find his latest adventures here.
Favorite City: New York
Where to Next: Patagonia, South Africa, Hong Kong