Diana Olick is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, currently serving as CNBC's real estate correspondent as well as the author of the Realty Check section on CNBC.com, which won the Gracie Award for "Outstanding Blog" in 2015. She also contributes her real estate expertise to NBC's "Today" and "NBC Nightly News."
Prior to joining CNBC in 2002, Olick spent seven years as a correspondent for CBS News.
Olick began her career as a local news reporter at WABI-TV in Bangor, Maine; WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich.; and KIRO-TV in Seattle. She joined CBS in 1994 as a New York-based correspondent for the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" and "The Early Show." She also contributed pieces to "48 Hours" and "Sunday Morning." During that time, she covered such stories as the World Trade Center conspiracy trial and the Boston abortion clinic shooting.
In 1995, Olick was assigned to cover the Midwest as a Dallas bureau correspondent. In the three years she was there, she covered all forms of natural disaster, including the crash of TWA Flight 800, the JonBenet Ramsey murder mystery and was the exclusive correspondent for the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols. During that time, she also took a temporary assignment in CBS' Moscow bureau, where she chronicled the brief presidential campaign of Mikhail Gorbachev.
In 1998, Olick was reassigned to the New York bureau and then immediately posted to Bahrain for the buildup to a possible second Gulf War. A year later, she went to Albania to cover the U.S. military buildup during the conflict in Kosovo.
Upon her return, Olick was reassigned to CBS' Washington bureau and the Capitol Hill beat. During Campaign 2000, Olick covered the Senate campaign of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and later joined the Bush campaign as a special correspondent for "The Early Show." That fall, she was named Supreme Court correspondent; her first case was Bush v. Gore.
Olick has a B.A. in comparative literature with a minor in soviet studies from Columbia College in New York and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.
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President Donald Trump halts his FHA insurance premium cut. CNBC's Diana Olick reports on what this means for homeowners and home buyers.
By reversing a cut to insurance on government-backed mortgages, the Trump administration may have discouraged homebuyers, say officials.
CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at what the hold on premium cut could mean for the real estate market in the upcoming spring buying season.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports the latest read on sentiment from the National Association of Home Builders.
The new year brings new challenges for the homebuilding industry, specifically higher mortgage rates.
Refinance volume rose 7 percent for the week, spurred by HUD saying the FHA would lower its insurance premium by 25 basis points.
CNBC's Diana Olick discusses an alternative way for investors to get into the real estate business.
CNBC Diana Olick reports the latest on the confirmation hearing for HUD secretary designate Ben Carson.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's line of questioning over public funds with Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson during his confirmation hearing.