HousingWire, the nation's leading source of news and information for the U.S. housing economy, today announced the promotion of Ben Lane to senior financial reporter.

In his new role, he will be responsible for helping set a leading pace for news coverage spanning the issues driving the U.S. housing economy.

Lane joined HousingWire in early 2014 as a reporter after previously working at TownSquareBuzz, a hyper-local news service.

In a little less than two years, he has won two prestigious awards from both the National Association of Real Estate Editors and the American Society of Business Press Editors for the quality of his work.

"Ben Lane has earned this promotion with hard work and the accolades of peers, and we're excited to see him take on an even greater role in our newsroom," said Jacob Gaffney, Editor-In-Chief at HousingWire.

"He is a well-respected voice in our space, and he continues unrivaled investigative reporting and obtaining inside documents for HousingWire and our readers," he added.