Jack R. Nerad is the host of the SportsMap Radio Network show “America on the Road” and a prolific freelance writer/car reviewer whose work regularly appears in Car.com Autobytel.com, Usedcars.com, and other websites. Well-respected by his auto journalist peers, he is currently President of the Motor Press Guild and Vice President of the North American Car of the Year jury.
Nerad has written several books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buying or Leasing a Car and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hybrids and Alternative Fuel Vehicles. He has served as Editor of Motor Trend magazine, Automotive Age magazine (now Dealer Business), Home Center magazine, and J.D. Power and Associates’ The Power Report.
Nerad has won numerous awards and honors for his writing, including a Maggie nomination for Best Feature Article of the Year, the magazine industry equivalent of an Oscar nomination. His radio program, “America on the Road,” was honored by the International Automotive Media Conference as the best automotive program or publication in the nation.
His book Fatal Photographs is the definitive examination of the famed bathing-suit model murder case. The GR Factor, his most recent book, shows how the undeniable power of the Golden Rule can reap benefits in every situation.