Carol Loomis (born June 25, 1929) is an American financial journalist, and senior editor-at-large at Fortune magazine.
Carol Junge Loomis attended Drury College, and graduated from the University of Missouri, with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 1951.
Loomis had the longest tenure of any employee in Fortune magazine's history, having joined the staff in 1954 as a research associate and retired on July 1, 2014. In 1966, she coined the term "hedge fund". In 1976, she was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Federal Consolidated Financial Statements. In 1980, Loomis was one of six panelists at the presidential debates of Ronald Reagan and John B. Anderson.
Loomis is a "longtime friend of Warren Buffett's, the pro bono editor of his annual letter to shareholders, and a shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway."
- "Fortune magazine senior editor returns to MU", Missourian, KATY STEINMETZ, September 13, 2008
- "Carol Loomis Q&A", University of North Carolina, Chris Roush, Sept. 12, 2005
- Carol Loomis articles at Byliner
- "MONEY & ETHICS", News Hour, June 27, 2002
- "Carol Loomis", Charlie Rose
- "Happy 80th birthday, Carol Loomis" from the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication