Award-Winning Writer And Editor

MichelleMichelle Crouch is a versatile writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience. She writes about parenting, health, consumer issues, personal finance and more.

Her work has appeared in a variety of regional and national publications, including Real Simple, Reader’s Digest, Parents, Parenting, Scholastic’s Parent & Child and The New York Times. She is a contributing editor at Reader’s Digest, where she’s most well known for her monthly “13 secrets” stories.

From 1999 to 2006, Michelle worked as a reporter at The Charlotte Observer, covering education, city hall and growth. She was eventually promoted to assistant metro editor, where she supervised reporters, edited stories and helped oversee the local news section. In 2007, she launched the paper’s successful moms website,