Jessica Patel, former credit card analyst and editor at Bankrate, is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in magazine journalism. She worked as a sports copy editor for the Independent Florida Alligator newspaper and served as executive editor of Orange & Blue magazine. Her print career continued as a copy editor, photographer, reporter and associate editor for a conglomerate of weekly papers on the west coast of Florida. She was also a reporter and stringer for the Miami bureau of The New York Times, covering such news events as Anna Nicole Smith's death, hedge fund manager Seth Tobias' death and interviewing Mitt Romney during his bid for republican candidate in 2008.
She lives in Brooklyn.
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