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Janna Herron

Contributing reporter

Janna Herron, a credit card analyst/writer, covers credit cards, credit reporting and scoring, and credit card debt management for Her coverage includes blogging about the latest happenings and trends in these areas along with writing articles offering advice and tips on managing credit cards and navigating the world of credit reporting and scoring. She also has contributed to other personal finance topics for Bankrate and has served as a personal finance expert for radio programs.

Before joining Bankrate in June 2011, Janna was a business reporter for more than five years at The Associated Press, mainly covering real estate, mortgages and housing. While at the AP, she covered the housing boom and bust and the subsequent stories to come out of the crisis, including the mortgage mess, the foreclosure onslaught, the unprecedented decline in housing prices, the financial meltdown of 2008 and the foreclosure paperwork scandal.

She received the Peter Lisagor Award for Business and Consumer Reporting in 2007 for her co-written article on the toll of the subprime mortgage crisis on homeowners of varied social and economic backgrounds. She was also a finalist for The Gerald Loeb Award for the News Services Category that year for the same story. She was part of the group award for Best in Business Projects in 2008 from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for an article explaining what aid was available for homeowners facing foreclosure.

Janna also has worked as an associate editor for the now-defunct industry magazine Commercial Property News, where she reported on commercial real estate in the U.S. and abroad. While there, she moderated a panel on U.S. commercial real estate at the international EXPO REAL conference in Munich in 2005.

Janna graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Drama. She lives with her husband, son and two cats in Manhattan.