Jaclyn Trop is a Los Angeles-based automotive reporter for Automotive News, covering Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor America, retailers, suppliers and various other assignments in Southern California. She's also a frequent radio guest and a 2013 TedxDetroit speaker on the question "What is news?" 

Previously, Jaclyn covered the automotive industry for The New York Times and The Detroit News in Detroit. She was a 2013 Knight-Bagehot Fellow in business and economics journalism at Columbia University; in addition, she holds a master’s degree in new media journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from Boston University. 

Jaclyn was honored as the Small Business Association of Michigan's 2011 Communicator of the Year and received a SABEW Best in Business award in 2012 for her coverage of Borders Group Inc.'s bankruptcy.

Her byline has appeared in publications including The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Travel section, The International Herald Tribune, The New Yorker, Glamour, Marie Claire, Fortune, Fast Company, Rolling Stone, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, American Airlines' in-flight magazine, and the New York Post, among others.