Michael Kitchen

Senior Managing Editor

  • Expertise: Student loans, credit, personal loans, education, foreign language
  • Education: University of California Berkeley


Michael Kitchen joined Student Loan Hero in 2017 (now a part of the LendingTree family), writing and editing reports about the student debt crisis, as well as consumer debt in general. In addition to working on LendingTree articles, he also appears in print and on television and radio to offer information and suggestions about personal finance.

Prior to that, Michael spent 20 years working in news, covering beats ranging from finance and markets to politics and conflict. He has previously worked for MarketWatch, Dow Jones Newswires, Voice of America, Time Magazine, National Public Radio and others.

Articles by Michael Kitchen

College Ave Student Loans Review: Prequalify for Rates Without Commitment

College Ave Student Loans refinances and lends education debt to students at every level of higher education, as well as their parents. Founded by two... read more

Student Loan Borrowers Get Up to $20,000 in Forgiveness; Repayment Freeze Extended

The student loan landscape has changed dramatically, thanks to the government’s August announcement of up to $20,000 in loan forgiveness. There’s also an extension of... read more