Mike Cetera is an editor on the banking, credit card and mobile finance beats, working out of Bankrate's Chicago office. He joined Bankrate in January 2011 as an assistant managing editor for two of the company's personal finance websites, Interest.com and Bankaholic.com.
Prior to arriving at Bankrate, Cetera was editorial director for Sun-Times Media's suburban Chicago properties, a collection of four daily and 11 weekly newspapers. He led more than 100 journalists in delivering award-winning local news coverage in print and online.
Cetera also served as a managing editor and senior Web editor for the newspaper company. Stories and projects he has edited have twice won Peter Lisagor Awards, Chicago-area journalism's top honor. His newspaper experience also includes several years as a reporter covering crime and municipal government.
Cetera is a 1997 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a bachelor's degree in journalism and was editor in chief of the school's independent newspaper. In 1998, he earned a master's degree in public-affairs reporting from the university's Springfield campus.
Cetera lives in suburban Chicago with his wife and two children.