Luke Mullins is an associate editor at
U.S. News, covering banking, real estate, and white-collar crime. He came to the magazine from the
American Banker, a financial services daily newspaper, after a stint in the Peace Corps in West Africa and 18 months coaching baseball in the Dominican Republic. Mullins earned a master's degree in journalism from Syracuse University in 2005 and now lives in Washington, D.C., where he grew up. He has written about white-collar criminals for the
American magazine, and his work was included in
20 Something Essays by 20 Something Writers: The Best New Voices of 2006, a Random House anthology that appeared on the
Boston Globe's bestseller list.