Deborah Kearns covers housing and mortgage news for Bankrate. A veteran real estate journalist and corporate communicator, Deborah's personal finance work has appeared in dozens of publications, including CNBC, MSN, The Associated Press, New York Times, USA Today, TIME, Country Living, MarketWatch, The Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, Investopedia, Credit Karma and many others. Prior to joining Bankrate, Deborah was a freelance writer and covered housing and mortgages at NerdWallet. She also was senior editor of corporate communications with RE/MAX, a global real estate company. She began her journalism career as a police beat reporter at The Gainesville Sun in Gainesville, Fla.
A Florida native, Deborah holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism from the University of Florida and a master of arts degree in public relations from Ball State University. She loves educating consumers about real estate issues and empowering them to make informed decisions about their financial wellness. When she's not binge-watching "Fixer-Upper," Deborah loves exploring the Rocky Mountains, singing and riding horses. She lives in Denver with her husband and two children.