Mrinalini Krishna

Mrinalini Krishna

Expertise: Investing, Personal Finance, Financial Journalism, Digital Media
Title: Senior Investing Editor
Education: New York University
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey


  • Has more than 10 years of experience as a business and financial journalist in India and the U.S.
  • Former reporter covering financial advisors and wealth management for Financial Times
  • Holds a master's degree in business and economic reporting from New York University


Mrinalini Krishna is the senior investing editor at The Balance. She is passionate about creating content that cuts through complex jargon and gives readers information they can use.

Mrinalini’s journalism career spans more than a decade across two continents in television, print, and digital newsrooms. She began as a business television reporter for CNBC TV18 in India working on breaking news, reporting on stock markets and economic policy, and producing television shows on investor education. Her stories have also been featured in numerous Indian financial newspapers such as The Economic Times, Business Standard, and Mint.

Prior to joining The Balance in February 2021, she was a reporter for Financial Advisor IQ, a Financial Times publication geared toward financial advisors and wealth managers. Before that, Mrinalini was an editor at Investopedia heading news coverage and editing a daily newsletter.

Her other experience includes working on the Forbes’ flagship 400 Richest Americans list in 2016.


Mrinalini earned her master’s in business and economic reporting from New York University. She also holds a master’s in mass communication, specializing in journalism, from the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication and a bachelor’s with honors in economics from the University of Delhi.

About The Balance

The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.