Hamrick joins Bankrate.com as DC bureau chief

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Mark Hamrick

Mark Hamrick, immediate past president of the National Press Club, will join Bankrate.com in January in the newly created position of Washington bureau chief.

Hamrick will cover the White House, Congress and financial regulatory agencies for the award-winning network of personal finance websites operated by Bankrate.com.

“Now more than ever, Washington policy changes are affecting Americans’ pocketbooks,” said Julie Bandy, editor in chief of Bankrate.com, in a statement. “Bankrate is going to leverage Mark Hamrick’s extensive beat experience to provide our readers with timely and interesting content focusing on the issues and players affecting American consumers’ finances.”

Hamrick spent the past 26 years in various roles at the Associated Press, most recently as a business reporter and editor for the AP’s broadcast division. He has been based in Washington since 1987.

Bankrate is a publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories including mortgages, deposits, insurance, credit cards, and other categories, such as retirement, automobile loans, and taxes.