Eileen Falkenberg-Hull


Eileen Falkenberg-Hull is a regular contributor to U.S. News Best Cars. She strongly believes that the best cars aren’t just those that are highly rated but also the ones that hit the nail on the head for what their intended buyer is looking for.

Much of Eileen’s time is spent test-driving the freshest vehicles in the industry, attending press conferences, interviewing high-level auto industry executives, listening to product presentations, and walking the floor at auto shows.

She’s the writer of Automotive Minute in American City Business Journals, co-host of Let’s Talk Wheels on SB Nation Radio and the Let’s Talk Wheels network, contributor to Trucks.com, and a founder and the vice president of the Texas Motor Press Association

You can connect with Eileen on Twitter.

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