Diana Olick

CNBC Real Estate Reporter

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. She also contributes her real estate expertise to NBC's "Today" and "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams."

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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  • Homes For Rent: Your Email Replies To My Post Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 2:34 PM ET

    I'm on a shoot in Miami today, but I'd thought I'd post some of your email responses to my "Rent to Own"  blog post. Here they are: Ms. Olick, "You will be doing a great service to your readers by digging deeper into the details of the rent-to-own industry...

  • For Rent: Sign Of The New Times In Housing? Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 5:27 PM ET

    I’m seeing them all over the place now. “For Rent” signs, not on high-rise apartment buildings, or multi-family units, but on regular old single-family homes. Some say it’s a sign of the bottom. Here’s the rationale: when things get really and truly bad enough for people to give up the idea of selling their homes, they put them up for rent and move on.

  • Housing Costs: Here's One Way They Might Go Down Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 3:28 PM ET

    I was doing an interview with an analyst at Raymond James today, asking questions about which of the big public builders are better-positioned to survive this housing downturn and actually gain market share, when we ended up going off on a tangent that I find fascinating.

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