Diccon Hyatt Title: News Reporter Education: University of Delaware Location: Marlton, New Jersey Expertise: Public Policy, U.S. Economy, Mortgages News reporter for The Balance covering public policy and the economy as well as the mortgage and residential real estate marketsVeteran journalist with 18 years of news experienceFormer business editor for U.S. 1 newspaper in Princeton, New JerseyFormer community editor for Community News Service in Lawrence, New Jersey Experience Diccon has written hundreds of articles about how public policy and the economy intersect with personal finance, tracking all the latest dynamics affecting your money as a news reporter for The Balance. Diccon has covered the unprecedented government intervention of the pandemic era and the zigzags of the residential housing and mortgage markets with both an exacting eye and a nose for the big picture. He paints a picture of the front lines, whether it's a feature about the club-length lines to see a home or an explainer on how the federal child tax credit is changing.Diccon has rarely gone a week without a news deadline since his junior year of college, when he became features editor at The Review, the University of Delaware’s student newspaper. After covering community news in Delaware and New Jersey for 10 years, he became business editor of U.S. 1 in Princeton, New Jersey in 2013. In addition to writing about business in Princeton’s high-tech Route 1 Corridor, he launched and hosted the popular Forgotten History podcast, which tells unusual and obscure stories from New Jersey’s past. He joined The Balance as a news reporter in September 2020. Education Diccon earned his bachelor's from the University of Delaware. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.