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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  • Countrywide CEO On Housing: Difficult Times Ahead Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | 1:56 PM ET
    Angelo Mozilo

    The CEO of the nation’s largest lender says, “We expect difficult housing and mortgage market conditions to persist.” That as Countrywide Financial disappoints the street and lowers its forecast for the rest of the year, the second time it’s done that in as many quarters. “Credit quality in the bank deteriorated sharply,” Morgan Stanley analyst Kenneth Posner writes in his note on Countrywide today.

  • A-Rod Stays In NYC? What It Means To Real Estate Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | 11:18 AM ET
    New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez

    I’ll admit it right here in print: I don’t really care if A-Rod stays in New York or follows the old Brooklyn Dodgers and heads for warmer climes. It’s not that I don’t get baseball, I do. One of the main reasons my husband married me was because I could name the full starting line-up, with positions, of the 1977 Yanks. My first real crush was #49, Louisiana Lighting, Ron Guidry. I’m a New Yorker, and I married a Bostonian, so baseball is always there.

  • Woe Is Housing: Hurt's On Homebuilders Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 2:59 PM ET

    Even fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says the slump is worse than originally thought.

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