Holden Lewis

Senior Writer/Spokesperson  |  Mortgages, homebuying

Holden Lewis is a mortgage reporter and spokesperson who joined NerdWallet in 2017. He previously wrote for Bankrate, where he wrote about mortgages and real estate during the housing boom and bust. He has written articles about mortgages since 2001, and enjoys explaining complex topics to regular people who don't buy houses every day. Holden has been president of the National Association of Real Estate Editors and has won numerous writing awards. He splits his time between Jupiter, Florida, and Fort Worth, where he is renovating the house where he spent his high school years so he can move back and be a Texan again.

Education: B.S. in Journalism from University of North Texas

Awards: Society of Professional Journalists Online Journalism: Public Service, Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing: Real-time 2000, Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing: Real-time 2005, Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing: Blog, Society of Professional Journalists Online Journalism: Online Deadline

Previous experience: Bankrate.com

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