Michael B. Sauter

Michael Sauter is managing editor at 24/7 Wall St., where he has helped develop the site’s reputation as a respected source of data journalism and longform analysis for the better part of a decade.

Since he joined the site in 2010, which at the time focused on daily stock trading news, he has worked to build from the ground up 24/7 Wall St.’s data journalism product. The product of that effort, the site’s special reports section, delivers high-quality, informative, and accessible content on important socioeconomic issues, health, the environment and almost anything that can be quantified that has relevance to the state of the world today. In the near-decade he has spent as a writer, editor and manager, he has watched the site grow from a three-employee operation in a New York City apartment to an established news organization read by tens of millions each month.

Michael’s work has been covered in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Forbes, and many others.

Lastest Stories by Michael B. Sauter

This week, in response to the escalating situation in Ukraine, the bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that they had moved the Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight, the closest it has...
Through the first three quarters of 2022, an estimated 31,785 Americans died in motor vehicle accidents. These figures, which come from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, mean...
As housing prices rose over the last three years, so did rent prices. People who could not afford a down payment rented instead. It became a race. A high mortgage payment or high rent were the two...
An estimated 46% of Americans have a gun in their home or elsewhere on their property, according to an October 2022 poll. This figure, part of an annual survey conducted by polling agency Gallup, has...
Global tensions are arguably at their highest point in decades. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 prompted several waves of sanctions against Moscow as well as considerable aid to...
According to the most recent federal rate, for 2021, 12.8% of American residents live in poverty. However, this measure is almost 70 years old, and is considered a rough and controversial accounting...
Winter Storm Elliott has wreaked havoc on travelers this Christmas, cancelling more than 5,000 flights across the country. The Great Lakes region and the Northeast have been hit with flooding,...
In 2021, nearly 34 million Americans, including 9 million children, were food insecure, with many relying on charities to feed themselves and their families. This year, thanks to the worst inflation...
Throughout history, a disproportionate share of legends and stories have been about military leaders who defied the odds and used their genius to secure victory. From those early stories, through...
Mauna Loa, an active volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, began erupting in late November for the first time in nearly four decades. There are reports of lava fountains spewing as high as 164 feet...
Thanks to inflation, the average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for a family of 10 in the United States will go up 20.2% this year. Families nationwide are trimming back on expenses to combat the...
Thanksgiving dinner is in just a few days, and while many Americans have cut back on their spending recently due to inflation, they might still splurge a bit for the holiday. This means budgets...
The globe’s population passed 8 billion in November, according to the United Nations, just 11 years after reaching 7 billion. The U.N. projects continued global population expansion in the...
An estimated 9,560 Americans died in motor vehicle fatalities in the first three months of 2022, according to the latest figures from the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration. This...
The federal government does not have an equal footprint in each state. In some states, less than 1% of land is federally owned and managed, while in others, over half of the land is. 24/7 Wall St....