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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  • Housing Crisis Survival: From PSA's To Prayer Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 10:28 AM ET

    Apparently the rising number of foreclosures nationwide is enough to warrant public service announcements on TV. No kidding. The mortgage industry wants you to know that if you’re in trouble with your loan, these good folks who got you into that trouble in the first place are here to help. Check out the Ad Council Web site and you can watch the 30-second PSA, featuring a nervous family sitting around the kitchen table, trying to ignore the ringing phone; they know it’s their lender on the other end.

  • American Flag

    An interesting op-ed in the Boston Globe last week from Nicholas P. Retsinas, director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. The premise: baby boomers had better embrace immigrants, because they’re the ones who are going to buy their homes.

  • Real Estate: Awaiting The Foreclosure Time Bomb Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | 5:22 PM ET

    New data this week show the number of foreclosures nationwide continues to surge, while realtors predict home prices will fall further this year and next than they had previously forecast.  And with an estimated 2 million adjustable rate mortgages resetting this year, $500 billion worth of subprime alone, the foreclosure numbers have nowhere to go but up.

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