Jason Cochran (@JasCochran) has been a travel authority and consumer expert for 20 years, starting in 1998 when, on a two-year round-the-world backpacking trip, he created one of the first regular travel blogs.
He’s been a regular writer for publications including Travel + Leisure, the New York Post, USA Today, and The New York Times, Scanorama (Sweden), and he has been on staff at Entertainment Weekly, Budget Travel, and AOL Travel (as Executive Editor). He devised questions for the first American prime-time season of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” (ABC) and produced and hosted “AfterShark,” the post-show for Mark Burnett’s “Shark Tank” (ABC).
He has appeared as a commentator on, among other programs, CBS This Morning, The Early Show (CBS), BBC World, Good Morning America, CNN, and the CBC, and as a video host on AOL. He is an alumnus of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and New York University’s Graduate Music Theatre Writing Program. Jason has twice won Guide Book of the Year in the Society of American Travel Writers’ Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. For nearly five years, he was co-host (with Pauline Frommer) of the weekly Travel Show on WABC in New York City. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Frommers.com.