As Senior Talent Producer at CNBC, Lori Ann LaRocco has the ear of some of the world's biggest business minds. LaRocco has been working at the network since 2000. She was first hired as one of Maria Bartiromo's producers on her first prime-time show "Market Week." LaRocco produced, and booked interviews with some of the biggest unattainable names in business. LaRocco's track record has garned the trust and respect from Wall Street rainmakers to Washington. Establishing relationships with some of the best in business, LaRocco's contacts have told her first of business deals in the billions of dollars, enabling her show, "Squawk Box" to break the news first. LaRocco is also the author of "Dynasties of the Sea" (Marine Money International 2012), the upcoming book,"Opportunity Knocking" (Agate Publishing, 2014)and "Thriving in the New Economy" (Wiley, 2010). Prior to joining CNBC, LaRocco was an anchor, reporter and assignment editor in various local news markets around the country.
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