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Mark Hamrick

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Mark Hamrick is Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Economic Analyst for

An award-winning business and financial journalist, Mark joined Bankrate in 2013 after leading business news for Associated Press Broadcast in Washington for two decades. A sought-after public speaker, you can catch him on radio/audio, television/video and in print/text hundreds of times each year commenting on the economy, personal finance and related issues.

Mark has the rare distinction of having served as leader of two high-profile journalism associations as an elected volunteer. He is a past president of the National Press Club, where he hosted headline speakers including then Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, presidential candidates, celebrities, journalists and business leaders including Elon Musk and Ted Turner.

Mark has been a vocal advocate for financial literacy and press freedom around the world. More recently, he served two terms as president of SABEW, the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, when he founded the group’s First Amendment Committee. A Kansas native, Mark began his career in journalism as a high school student working in radio in his hometown of Coffeyville. He attended the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism. Mark lives outside the Beltway in Maryland with his wife Jeanne. They have a son, Christopher, who lives in Los Angeles.

It is our job to connect the dots between complicated things that happen in the world and our personal finances. Ultimately, we want to help people accomplish their financial goals, whatever they might be.

— Mark Hamrick

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