Nicole Lapin joined CNBC in January 2010 as an anchor of CNBC’s global business news program "Worldwide Exchange " based the U.S.
Previously, Lapin was an anchor at CNN based in Atlanta where she reported breaking news coverage on prominent national and international stories including the Virginia Tech shootings, the Israel-Hezbollah conflict, the Mumbai terror attacks, the Hudson River plane crash and the 2008 presidential election. Lapin also interviewed CEOs, celebrities and politicians including an extended sit-down interview with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the thick of the state’s 2009 budget crisis. Additionally, Lapin wrote a weekly column for CNN.com.
Prior to joining CNN, Lapin worked as a business and technology reporter for First Business Network on the floor of the major stock exchanges in Chicago. Lapin began her career as a general assignment and investigative reporter at local CBS affiliates in Palm Springs, Calif., Lexington, Ky., and Sioux Falls, S.D.
Lapin studied European Union politics at L'Institut d'Études Politique de Paris. Lapin graduated summa cum laude and as valedictorian of her class from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, also earning honors for a second major in political science. Lapin also serves as a global ambassador for the children’s charity Operation Smile.