Kayla Tausche joined CNBC in January 2011 as a general assignment reporter covering corporate finance and deals for CNBC's Business Day programming.
Tausche covers the banking industry, as well as corporate finance and deals—and frequently breaks news. Outside her primary beats, she has covered a wide variety of high-profile stories, including the Facebook IPO, the Occupy Wall Street movement, the MF Global bankruptcy and the UK phone hacking scandal.
She reports across NBC properties as a contributor to MSNBC, "TODAY" and "Nightly News with Brian Williams." In addition to reporting, Tausche serves as a substitute anchor for flagship CNBC programs "Squawk Box," "Squawk on the Street" and "Power Lunch."
Previously, Tausche was based in London as the assistant editor of DealReporter, a Financial Times-owned publication, covering mergers and acquisitions. Prior to DealReporter, she worked on the consumer and retail beat at Bloomberg News. She began her career in journalism at the Brussels bureau of The Associated Press, where her bilingual interview experience included Jacques Chirac and Peter Mandelson.
An Atlanta native, Tausche graduated with honors in business journalism and international politics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was an Ameel J. Fisher scholar. She sits on the alumni boards of the UNC journalism school and the Steamboat Foundation, where she was a fellow.
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Private market trading in Facebook – the company that created the need for secondary brokerages in the first place – will be suspended after this week as the company takes final steps toward its initial public offering slated for May, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Berkeley, Calif.-based company, best known for its organic mac n’ cheese and ubiquitous bunny logo, priced at $19 a share, above the expected range.
Facebook plans to hold an additional briefing for analysts and bankers in April, at which time in-depth financial information may be discussed, according to people familiar with the matter.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche has an update on the 424 delegates up for grabs in today's "Super Tuesday" Republican Presidential primary, and discusses what's at stake for the candidates in Ohio, Georgia, and Virginia, with Gov. Nathan Deal (R-GA) and Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA).
Sources tell CNBC that AIG is exiting a $500 million stake In Blackstone Group, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche. AIG and Blackstone declined to comment.
Yelp is the latest internet IPO and the last big web name to go public before the biggest of all, Facebook, with CNBC's Kayla Tausche from San Jose.