Jaclyn Trop is an award-winning journalist and automotive reporter, deciphering the world of sheet metal for the masses. She divides her time among Los Angeles, Detroit and New York.

Jaclyn spent five years in Detroit covering the automotive industry for The New York Times and The Detroit News before heading west, where she served as the Los Angeles bureau reporter for industry bible Automotive News. She was awarded a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in business and economics journalism at Columbia Business School. Jaclyn also 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 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.

Jaclyn is a frequent radio guest and a 2013 TedxDetroit speaker on the question "What is news?"