Stephanie Landsman is one of the producers of CNBC's 5 p.m. ET show "Fast Money." Stephanie is a former TV reporter, local news producer and radio anchor/reporter. She holds a master's degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. Stephanie graduated from the State University of New York at Albany, Cum Laude. You can follow her on Twitter
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