University of Florida, Ball State University


  • 15+ years of experience as an award-winning journalist and communicator
  • Work has appeared in The New York Times, Associated Press, USA Today, CNBC, and dozens of other major news outlets and personal finance websites
  • Currently a mortgage analyst/reporter with


Deborah Kearns has been writing and editing for more than 15 years in diverse roles across traditional news and corporate communications. For the past 10 years, she has covered the housing and mortgage industries for professionals and consumers. She is driven by finding creative, compelling ways to tell stories and provide readers with clear solutions and actionable takeaways. Deborah is curious, persistent, and driven to create work that's meaningful, helpful, and, above all, memorable.


Deborah received her Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida and earned her Master of Arts in public relations from Ball State University.

Quote from Deborah Kearns

"I want to empower people to make savvy decisions in all aspects of their lives. Whether it's buying a house, planning for retirement, regaining control over finances, or becoming more financially literate, people are hungry for financial education. And it's rewarding to help them through my storytelling."