Bankrate Editorial Team

Get to know our award-winning team of reporters and editors, who take pride in bringing you the most relevant news, insights and analysis for your financial journey.

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Since 1976, Bankrate has been the source of truth for all things personal finance. That tradition continues today with our dedicated team of reporters and editors. Their breadth of experience and depth of knowledge makes them uniquely qualified to bring you news and insights you can trust.
We don’t stop there, either. We care so deeply about accuracy and relevancy that we created our financial review board of industry experts who review our content for an extra layer of trust and authority

Bankrate reporters and editors

Aaron Broverman Personal Finance Writer
Aaron Broverman has been covering personal finance for over a decade for Bankrate and, starting with its former sister site Canada. His personal
Aja McClanahan Personal Finance Writer
Aja McClanahan is an author, blogger and speaker on personal finance and entrepreneurship. Aja is the author of “How a Mother Should Talk About Money with Her
Allie Johnson Personal Finance Writer
Allie has written about personal finance and covered credit cards extensively for more than 10 years. Allie covers avoiding credit card debt, choosing credit cards wisely and
Amy Sims Senior Insurance Editor
Amy Sims is a senior editor for Bankrate, leading a team responsible for creating educational insurance content.
Ana Cvetkovic Personal Finance Writer
About the author “As a self-taught entrepreneur, I turned to podcasts, books, blog posts from sites like Bankrate and, and fellow business owners to learn how
Ana Staples Credit Cards Reporter and Young Credit Analyst
Ana Staples is a reporter for Bankrate and an expert on all things credit basics and personal finance for the younger generation.
Antonio Ruiz-Camacho Senior Director of Content
Antonio Ruiz-Camacho is senior director of content for and Bankrate Credit Cards. He has more than 20 years of international experience leading content teams,
Ariana Arghandewal Travel rewards writer
Ariana Arghandewal is a personal finance expert specializing in credit cards and travel rewards. She is passionate about helping people leverage credit card rewards to realize
As a Bankrate credit cards editor, Ashley Parks is fascinated by the ways people can make credit cards work for them when armed with the right knowledge.
Aylea Wilkins Loans Editor
Aylea Wilkins is an editor specializing in personal and home equity loans. She has previously worked for Bankrate editing content about auto, home and life insurance. She has been
Barri Segal Credit Cards Reporter
Barri has written in the personal finance vertical—including credit cards—for more than 20 years. She currently identifies and reports on news and top trends in the credit
Barry Bridges Senior credit cards editor
Former Senior Editor Barry Bridges has been writing about credit cards, personal loans, mortgages and other personal finance products since 2017. Before joining Bankrate, he was
Barry Paperno Credit scores and reports expert
Barry Paperno is a retired freelance writer and credit expert with decades of consumer credit industry experience, serving as consumer affairs manager for FICO (Fair Isaac Corp.)
Beth Braverman Personal Finance Expert Contributor
Beth Braverman is an award-winning freelance journalist and content producer, writing mostly about personal finance, parenting and careers.
Bill McGuire Senior mortgage editor
Bill McGuire is senior mortgage editor at Bankrate. He has held editorial posts at ABC News, Time, Inc., Bloomberg and Consumer Reports Magazine.
Brady Porche Managing Editor
“If you’re a credit card user and you want to avoid getting into debt, it’s critical to create a budget and stick to it. Avoid spending more with your card than you can pay
Brendan Dyer Associate Reviews Editor Reviews Editor, Brendan Dyer, attended Western Connecticut State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing.
Brian Baker Investing reporter
Bankrate reporter Brian Baker covers investing and retirement. He has previous experience as an industry analyst at an investment firm. Baker is passionate about helping people
Brian Beers Senior wealth editor
Brian Beers is the senior wealth editor at Bankrate. He oversees editorial coverage of banking, investing, the economy and all things money.
Brian Robson Personal finance writer
Brian Robson covers topics relating to mortgages and first-time homebuyers as well as college students facing the difficult prospect of funding a higher education.
Bruce McClary Personal finance and credit expert
Bruce McClary has been a featured financial expert for some of the nation’s top news outlets, including CNBC, CNN, New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Drawing upon his
Cate Deventer Insurance Writer & Editor
Cate Deventer is a writer, editor and insurance professional with over a decade of experience in the insurance industry as a licensed insurance agent.
Cathleen McCarthy Senior Editor
Her stories on design, travel and business have appeared in dozens of publications including the Washington Post, Town & Country, Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Fodor’s
Chanelle Gibson Writer and Editor
Chelsea Wing Student loans editor
Chelsea has been with Bankrate since early 2020. She is invested in helping students navigate the high costs of college and breaking down the complexities of student loans.
Claire Dickey Editor, Product
Claire Dickey is a product editor for Bankrate, and To Her Credit. Before joining Bankrate, Claire worked as a copywriter for brands within the telecommunications
Constance Sommer Credit And Money Management Expert Contributor
Courtney Mihocik is an editor at Bankrate Credit Cards and specializing in credit card news and personal finance advice. Previously, she led insurance content at
Dan Miller Points and Miles Expert Contributor
Dan Miller is a contributing writer for Bankrate. Dan writes about loans, home equity and debt management.
David Schepp Wealth editor
David Schepp is a wealth editor for Bankrate, focusing on deposits and consumer banking content.
Emily Sherman Senior Editor, Credit Card Product News
Emily Sherman is a senior editor for and Bankrate Credit Cards, specializing in product news and recommendations. She has worked as a writer and editor in the
Garrett Yarbrough Credit Card Reviews Writer
Bankrate expert Garrett Yarbrough strives to make navigating credit cards and credit building smooth sailing for his readers. After regularly featuring his credit card,
Greg McBride, CFA Chief financial analyst
Greg McBride, CFA, is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Analyst, for He leads a team responsible for researching financial products, providing analysis, and
Hanneh Bareham Student loans reporter
Hanneh Bareham specializes in everything related to student loans and helping you finance your next educational endeavor. She aims to help others reach their collegiate and
Ivana Pino Growth Editor
Ivana Pino joined the and Bankrate Credit Cards team in 2021. She graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a
Jacqueline DeMarco Personal Finance Writer
James Royal Senior investing and wealth management reporter
Bankrate senior reporter James F. Royal, Ph.D., covers investing and wealth management. His work has been cited by CNBC, the Washington Post, The New York Times and more.
Jason Steele Travel Rewards Expert Contributor
Jason Steele is a professional journalist and credit card expert who has been contributing to online publications since 2008. He was one of the original contributors to The Points
Jeanine Skowronski Credit Card Expert & Analyst
Jeanine Skowronski is a credit card expert, analyst, and multimedia journalist with over 10 years of experience covering business and personal finance.
Jeff Ostrowski Senior mortgage reporter
Jeff Ostrowski covers mortgages and the housing market. Before joining Bankrate in 2020, he wrote about real estate and the economy for the Palm Beach Post and the South Florida
Joey Robinson Credit cards contributor
Upon graduating with a Bachelor’s degree concentrated in Finance, Joey worked at “Big Four” (Ernst and Young) accounting firm before exploring the world of credit cards.
John Egan Contributing reporter
John Egan is a freelance writer and content marketing strategist in Austin, Texas. He specializes in content focusing on personal finance, real estate and health and wellness.
Jordan Bishop Personal finance writer
Jordan Bishop discovered the power of credit cards at a young age. His first splash into travel hacking came with the wildly viral launch of Yore Oyster, which landed him national
June Sham Insurance Writer
Experience: Kaitlyn Tang is an editor at specializing in product news and recommendations. Prior to joining the financial services space, she worked as
Karen Bennett Consumer banking reporter
Karen Bennett is a consumer banking reporter at Bankrate. She uses her finance writing background to help readers learn more about savings and checking accounts, CDs, and other
Karen Haywood Queen Personal Finance Expert Contributor
Kelli Pate Personal Finance Writer
Kelly Dilworth Personal Finance Writer
Lance Davis Senior editorial director
Lance Davis is the senior editorial director for Bankrate. Lance leads a team responsible for creating educational content that guides people through the pivotal steps in their
Liliana Hall Associate Editor
Liliana is an editor and journalist with a background in feature writing on the Bankrate Credit Cards team.
Liz Bingler Associate Editor
Liz Bingler is an Associate Editor for and Bankrate, where she focuses on product news and reviews. As an editor, her goal is to produce content that will help
Liz Hund Creative producer
Liz Hund is a social producer at Bankrate and occasionally writes special features on-site with a social-first angle. Her writing has been featured on MSN, Business Insider and in
Lizzie Nealon Insurance Writer
Lizzie Nealon is an insurance writer for Bankrate. Her favorite part of the job is making home, auto and life insurance digestible for readers so they can prepare for the future.
Maggie Kempken Insurance Editor
Margaret Drummond Director of Content
Margaret Drummond is a personal finance expert focused on creating content that helps consumers increase financial wellness, wherever they are in their individual journey.
Margaret Wack Personal Finance Expert Contributor
Mariah Ackary is a personal finance writer who specializes in credit card rewards and small business credit. Mariah is a lifelong writer, but she began writing about finance in
Mariah Posey Insurance Editor
Mariah Posey is an auto and homeowners insurance writer and editor for She aims to make the insurance journey as convenient as possible by keeping the reader at the
Mark Hamrick Washington Bureau Chief
Mark Hamrick is Washington Bureau Chief for Bankrate. He is a national award-winning business and financial news journalist.
Mary Wisniewski Banking editor
Mary Wisniewski is a banking editor for Bankrate. She oversees editorial coverage of savings and mobile banking articles as well as personal finance courses.  
Matthew Goldberg Consumer banking reporter
Matthew Goldberg is a consumer banking reporter at Bankrate. Matthew has been in financial services for more than a decade, in banking and insurance.
Meredith Hoffman Credit Cards Reporter
Meredith Hoffman is a personal finance writer covering credit card news and advice at Bankrate. She is originally from Columbia, S.C., and received her bachelor’s degree
Morgan Chelsea Lanier Insurance Editor
Morgan Chelsea Lanier has been an insurance editor for Bankrate since 2020. Using her eight years of experience in market research and data analysis, she works hard to understand
Nouri Zarrugh Credit Card Reviews Editor
Nouri Zarrugh is a writer and editor for and, focusing on product news, guides and reviews. His areas of expertise include credit card strategy,
Poonkulali Thangavelu Senior Reporter and Policy Expert
Raija Haughn is an associate writer for specializing in personal and home equity loans. She is passionate about helping people make financial decisions
Raychelle Heath Personal Finance Contributor
Rebecca Betterton Auto Loans Reporter
Rebecca Betterton is the auto loans reporter for Bankrate. She specializes in assisting readers in navigating the ins and outs of securely borrowing money to purchase a car.
Rebekah Hovey is an editor with nearly a decade of experience creating and shaping content in finance-related and health care fields. Rebekah holds a bachelor’s degree with a
Rebekah Personius Insurance Editor
Rebekah Personius is an insurance editor for Bankrate. She coordinates the creation of educational insurance content that helps people make informed insurance decisions. Rebekah
Most recently before joining, Robert worked as an editor and writer at The Ascent by The Motley Fool, covering a number of personal finance topics, including credit
Ronda Sunderhaus Senior compliance associate, Bankrate
Ronda Sunderhaus has been a licensed insurance agent since 2013 and is a senior compliance associate in the insurance field.
Ryan Noonan SEO Writer
Ryan Noonan is a 2018 graduate of the School of Journalism at The Ohio State University. He began working in marketing for in December 2018 and has since begun using
Sabrina Karl Personal Finance Data Expert
Sally Herigstad Personal Finance Writer
Sally Herigstad is a personal finance writer, columnist, author and retired CPA. She wrote a column called “To Her Credit” for 10 years, answering readers’
Sarah Brodsky Personal Finance Expert Contributor
Sarah Estime Associate Writer
As a staff writer for, Sarah offers sound advice that will improve your financial life and help simplify topics like travel hacking and credit card rewards.
Sarah Foster U.S. economy reporter
Sarah Foster covers the Federal Reserve, the U.S. economy and economic policy. She previously worked for Bloomberg News, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Daily Herald.
Siobhan Neile Personal Finance Contributor
Stephanie Zito Travel Rewards Expert Contributor
Stephanie Zito is a professional traveler, self-employed humanitarian consultant and collector of credit card points. She shares savvy travel tips that she’s learned firsthand
Steve Bucci Credit and Debt Expert Contributor
Suzanne De Vita Mortgage editor
Suzanne De Vita is the mortgage editor for Bankrate, focusing on mortgage and real estate topics for homebuyers, homeowners, investors and renters.
Tamara E. Holmes Personal Finance Writer
Ted Rossman Credit Card Senior Industry Analyst
Zach Wichter Mortgage reporter
Zach Wichter is a mortgage reporter at Bankrate. He previously worked on the Business desk at The New York Times where he won a Loeb Award for breaking news, and covered aviation

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Meet our expert contributors

Beyond our dedicated team of reporters and editors, Bankrate employs a vast network of personal finance contributors.
They use their connections and subject matter expertise to add depth and authority to our coverage.

Bankrate contributors

AJ Dellinger Contributing writer
Allyson Johnson Head of investor relations, Gateway Partners
Amanda Push Contributing writer
Andrea Woroch Nationally recognized finance expert
Anna Baluch Contributing writer
Ashlee Tilford Contributing writer
Ashley Hubbard Personal Finance Contributor
Autumn Cafiero Giusti Contributing writer
Barbara Whelehan Contributing writer
Barry Eitel Contributing writer
Ben Luthi Contributing writer
Bob Haegele Contributing writer
Brandon Renfro, CFP® Contributing writer
Bruce McClary Personal finance and credit expert
Carly Severino Insurance Contributor
Casey Fleming Mortgage advisor and author
Chloe Moore, CFP® Founder of Financial Staples
Chris Birk Vice President of Mortgage Insight, Veterans United Home Loans
Cynthia Paez Bowman Personal Finance Contributor
Cynthia Widmayer Insurance Contributor
Dan Rafter Personal Finance Expert Contributor
Dana Dratch Personal Finance Writer
David McMillin Contributing writer
Dawn Allcot Personal Finance Expert Contributor
Debra Johnson-King Founder and president, The DebJon Group
Dhara Singh Mortgage reporter
Diane Costagliola Contributing writer
Dima Williams Contributing writer
Dori Zinn Contributing writer
Elizabeth Rivelli Insurance Contributor
Ellen Chang Contributing writer
Emma Woodward Contributing writer
Erica Lamberg Contributing reporter
Erica Sandberg Credit And Money Management Expert Contributor
Erik J. Martin Contributing writer
Erin Gobler Personal finance writer
Giovanny Moreano Contributing writer
Grace Kim Insurance Contributor
Greg McBride, CFA Chief financial analyst
Hana LaRock Insurance Contributor
Holly D. Johnson Author, Award-Winning Writer
Jackie Lam Contributing writer
Jason Steele Travel Rewards Expert Contributor
Jeanne Lee Contributing writer
Jeffrey Beal President, Real Estate Solutions
Jennifer Bradley Franklin Contributing writer
Jennifer Calonia Contributing writer
Jerry Brown Contributing writer
Jessica Blankenship Contributing writer
Jessie See Insurance Contributor
Jill Schlesinger CFP, Business Analyst Contributor
Joe Cortez Personal Finance Writer
John Egan Contributing reporter
John Stearns Senior mortgage loan originator, American Fidelity Mortgage
Julian Dossett Insurance Contributor
Kacie Goff Personal Finance Contributor
Karen Roberts Contributing writer
Kay Irvin Personal Finance Writer
Kenneth Chavis IV Senior wealth manager, LourdMurray
Kevin Payne Travel Rewards Expert Contributor
Kim Porter Contributing writer
Kristina Byas Insurance Contributor
Lara Vukelich Insurance Contributor
Laura Adams Personal Finance Expert Contributor
Lauren Ward Insurance Contributor
Lee Nelson Contributing writer
Lena Borrelli Insurance Contributor
Libby Wells Contributing writer
Liliana Hall Associate Editor
Lindsay Frankel Insurance Contributor
Lisa Melillo Personal Finance Writer
Liz Bingler Associate Editor
Malcolm Ethridge Fiduciary financial advisor, CIC Wealth Management
Malik S. Lee Founder of Felton & Peel Wealth Management
Mandy Sleight Insurance Contributor
Mark Cussen Contributing writer
Mark Friedlander Director of corporate communications, Insurance Information Institute
Mark Hamrick Washington Bureau Chief
Mark Kantrowtiz Nationally recognized student financial aid expert
Mary Blowers Insurance Contributor
Mary Van Keuren Insurance Contributor
Mia Taylor Contributing writer
Michael Evans Personal Finance Contributor
Michelle Black Contributing writer
Miranda Marquit Contributing writer
Mitch Strohm Contributing writer
Naomi Mannino Contributing writer
Natalie Campisi Mortgage reporter
Nicole LaMarco Insurance Contributor
Peter G. Miller Contributing writer
Rashawn Mitchner Associate loans editor
Rebecca Lake Personal Finance Writer
Rick Hoel Insurance Contributor
Robert R. Johnson Professor of finance, Creighton University
Roger Wohlner Contributing writer
Ronda Sunderhaus Senior compliance associate, Bankrate
Sally Herigstad Personal Finance Writer
Sara Coleman Insurance Contributor
Sarah Li Cain Insurance Contributor
Sarah Sharkey Contributing writer
Scott Holeman Director of Media Relations, Insurance Information Institute
Sean Jackson Contributing writer
Shashank Shekhar CEO, InstaMortgage
Stephanie Zito Travel Rewards Expert Contributor
Steve Ellis, CPCU, AIC, MBA Assistant Vice President & Claims Field Manager
Susan J. Wells Insurance Contributor
Susan Ladika Contributing reporter
Suzanne Hollander Director of Real Estate and Asset Management, City of Miami; Professor of Real Estate Law, Florida International University
Taylor Freitas Contributing writer
Taylor Medine Contributing writer
TJ Porter Contributing writer
Veneta Lusk Contributing writer
Virlanda Miller Insurance Contributor
Zachary Finn Director of risk management, Henriott Group
Zina Kumok Contributing writer
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