Sally French

Personal finance

Sally French works full time as a writer for The New York Times’ Wirecutter Money, a new venture by The New York Times to provide personal finance-related product recommendations, tips and tricks to readers. Prior to joining Wirecutter Money, she led social media for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network’s MarketWatch site. Her expertise ranges from buying a new condo in San Francisco for less than $300k (a feat for one of the most expensive cities in the world) to living without a wallet to sharing knowledge on the etiquette of splitting credit card rewards.

Read her latest pieces in The New York Times here.

Read her latest pieces in Wirecutter here.

For New York Times-related inquiries, email her at sally.french@wirecutter.com.


In 2013, she created the site TheDroneGirl.com, where she was one of the first journalists to focus on reporting on drones. She has been quoted as an expert in publications including The New York Times and Consumer Reports, and has spoken at dozens of events, including at South by Southwest (SXSW) and at Harvard Business School.

Sally was also named one of Fortune Magazine’s “4 top women shaping the drone industry.”

For Drone Girl-related inquiries, email her business team at bizdev@thedronegirl.com.

Fitness, health and more

Sally is also an accomplished powerlifter. She currently holds three USPA American records and is a two-time USAPL Raw Nationals medalist. She shares her love of fitness currently as a group fitness instructor at Equinox, and previously volunteered at the YMCA.

She’s passionate about building up her local community, and volunteers monthly as a docent at the Walt Disney Family Museum, as well as a weekly food runner bringing groceries to residents in Tenderloin SROs as part of the Shanti Project.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Journalism in Investigative Photojournalism and a Bachelor’s of Arts in German from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

She is currently based in San Francisco, California.