Gail Buckner

Vice President, national financial planning spokesperson, Franklin Templeton Investments

Gail Buckner is a vice president and national financial planning spokesperson for Franklin Templeton Investments.

Ms. Buckner's background includes 30 years in television journalism and two decades speaking on financial and securities industry topics. She has extensive experience working directly with financial advisors and shareholders, providing expertise on a wide range of topics including Retirement Planning, IRAs, Social Security, Estate Planning, 529 College Savings Plans, and Women and Money.

Ms. Buckner has received two Emmy nominations for her work in broadcasting, which includes hosting "Fox on Money" on the Fox News Channel and anchoring CNBC's "This Morning's Business" and "World Business." She currently writes the personal finance column, "Money Matters," at, which is read by more than 100,000 people each week.

Ms. Buckner is a Certified Financial Planner, a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist, and holds NASD Series 7 and 63 licenses. She earned a B.A. in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.S. in financial planning from the College of Financial Planning.

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