Robert Frank is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and a leading authority on the American wealthy. He joined CNBC in May 2012 as a reporter and editor.
Prior to CNBC, Frank worked at The Wall Street Journal for 18 years, serving as a foreign correspondent in London and Singapore, and later covering Wall Street and corporate scandals. For eight years, he was the paper's Wealth Reporter, covering the lives, culture and economy of the new rich.
Frank is the author of two books: "Richistan," a New York Times best-seller, and "The High-Beta Rich," released in 2011. His blog, The Wealth Report, was named by Time magazine as one of America's most influential financial blogs.
Frank holds a bachelor's degree in literature from State University of New York at Binghamton. He lives in New York with his wife and two daughters.
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A look back at this week's top news stories, with "Power Lunch" panel. First up, CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details on information leaker, Edward Snowden. Kate Kelly reports SAC Capital investors pulled billion of dollars from the hedge fund and now the Justice Department is widening its investigation. And score one for the interns, as lawsuits surface over pay at Conde Nast, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.
"Power Lunch" panel Kayla Tausche, Robert Frank, Kate Kelly, and Eamon Javers look back at this past week's top news stories, including turmoil in Turkey, Rupert Murdoch's divorce announcement, and President Obama's expensive trip to Africa.
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