Isaac R. Braun

Research Analyst

Isaac Braun is a research analyst with the U.S. News Best Cars team, where he helps determine car rankings and awards through data analysis. He researches and checks data for accuracy and evaluates auto reviews based on a proprietary scoring methodology. Isaac writes and edits weekly buying advice based on sales data and produces a trimonthly Best Cars to Buy Now slideshow. He is a member of the Washington Automotive Press Association and has been with U.S. News since 2018.

Before working at U.S. News, Isaac analyzed and developed advanced research metrics for organizations such as Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners and Baseball Info Solutions, where he contributed to the 2014 edition of the Bill James Handbook. He received his bachelor’s degree in Communication & Culture from Indiana University.

You can connect with Isaac on LinkedIn.

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