Natalie Erlich reports on Latin American markets for CNBC.com. She has also covered other emerging markets, such as China, and interviewed CEOs and Chinese officials at the NYSE. Prior to CNBC, she covered the London bombings and Supreme Court for NBC's Investigative Unit in Washington, D.C.
While earning her master's degree at Columbia University, Erlich reported on Lehman Brothers and contributed to investigations of Bernard Madoff's accountant. As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, she lived in Brazil and Spain, and learned Portuguese and Spanish . Her travels have taken her to Panama, Argentina, Hungary, Russia and Israel.
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