Allison Linn is a senior business and economics reporter. She is responsible for reporting on the economy, consumer issues, careers and personal finance, with a particular focus on how economic issues are affecting regular people.
Linn has been a financial journalist for more than a decade. Prior to joining CNBC, she was a reporter and editor for NBC News Digital and TODAY Digital, where her award-winning work examined everything from the state of U.S. manufacturing to the condition of the U.S. middle class.
Linn joined NBC Universal from The Associated Press, where she was responsible for covering Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon.com and other major Seattle companies.
Previously, Linn worked at newspapers in Colorado, Washington and Oregon and spent nearly two years as a reporter and editor in Germany. She speaks fluent German.
She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
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