Samantha Yadron

Samantha Yadron
Title: Fact Checker
Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University
Location: San Diego, CA
Expertise: History, Science, Finance
  • Reviews articles at The Balance by fact-checking for accuracy and adding inline citations
  • Contributing analyst at NewsGuard Technologies
  • Fact checker, writer, and editor for various publications, including Outside magazine, Alpinist magazine, and Science News
  • Former editorial assistant at the American Association for the Advancement of Science


Samantha Yadron is a freelance fact checker of books as well as short and long-form magazine articles, and was an editorial assistant at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is currently a contributing analyst at NewsGuard, and specializes in health and science. She has also done research on the history of science and medicine and studied science writing at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Samantha was able to utilize her research and fact-checking experience at The Balance, where she fact-checks content about personal finance. As a fact checker, she ensures statements are accurate and verified by trustworthy sources in the financial industry.


Samantha received a B.A. in History from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MSJ from the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism.

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.

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