Meg Tirrell joined CNBC in April 2014 as a general assignment reporter focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. She appears on CNBC's Business Day programming, contributes to CNBC.com and is based at the network's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Prior to joining CNBC, she led coverage of the biotechnology industry for Bloomberg News. She broke news on the proxy fights at Forest Labs and Vivus, the return of Ariad's cancer drug to market and the merger & acquisition story of Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Genzyme. She has written features that illuminate how science and business meet, and the effect on our health. She also contributed to Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Businessweek.
She holds a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in English and music from Wellesley College.
Follow her on Twitter @megtirrell.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on the new travel advisory for those heading to warmer climates regarding mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals' top-selling eye drug, Eylea, bested Roche's Lucentis and Avastin in a U.S.-sponsored study in diabetes-related vision loss.
New numbers from the CDC show 121 cases of measles so far in 2015. Details on the Senate's hearing, with CNBC's Meg Tirrell.