Diccon Hyatt

Diccon Hyatt

Public policy, U.S. economy, Mortgages
News Reporter, The Balance
University of Delaware


  • News reporter specializing in public policy for The Balance
  • Former business editor for U.S. 1 newspaper in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Former community editor for Community News Service in Lawrence, New Jersey



An experienced writer, Diccon specializes in bringing out the interesting side of every story, whether it is a roundup of statistics, a profile of a multibillion-dollar company, or a feature about a local drive-thru employee.

Diccon has rarely gone a week without a news deadline to hit since his junior year of college, when he became features editor at The Review, the University of Delaware’s student newspaper, in 2000. His career took a turn to business journalism in 2013 when he became business editor of U.S. 1 in Princeton, New Jersey, after having covered community news in Delaware and New Jersey for 10 years. 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 reporter in September 2020.