CNBC Anchors and Reporters

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
CNBC Chief International Correspondent and "Power Lunch" Co-Anchor

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is CNBC's chief international correspondent and co-anchor of "Power Lunch," which airs Monday through Friday from 1 to 3pm ET.

In 2016, she reported live from Iran on the state of the economy and potential investment opportunities in the country, despite continuing U.S. sanctions. Caruso-Cabrera also traveled to Brazil to cover the effect of the Car Wash scandal on Petrobras.

Latin America is a large focus of her coverage as trade has become a key election issue, particularly when it comes to Mexico. Previously, Caruso-Cabrera has done extensive reporting on Mexico's efforts to modernize PEMEX and has interviewed dozens of Mexican business executives, CEOs and government officials. She also covered Venezuela during the PDVSA strike.

Additionally, she has reported from Cuba more than half a dozen times as relations between the U.S. and Cuba have thawed.

Since 2010, she has covered the European financial crisis, reporting live from Athens, Rome, Frankfurt, Madrid, Brussels, Luxembourg and Cyprus. In the summer of 2015, she spent a full month in Greece.

Caruso-Cabrera joined CNBC in 1998 from WTSP-TV in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she spent four years as a general assignment reporter covering crime and hurricanes. Prior to that, she was a special projects producer for Univision where she gained experience covering Latin America. She began her career in 1990 while in college, as a stringer for The New York Times, reporting for the education section.

Caruso-Cabrera has reported one-hour documentaries for the network, including "Liquid Assets: The Big Business of Water" and "The Race to Rebuild: America's Infrastructure."

Caruso-Cabrera wrote her first book, "You Know I'm Right: More Prosperity, Less Government," in 2010. Previously, she wrote a personal finance column for Shape en Español and People en Español.

She has also been awarded Broadcaster of the Year from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and was named one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" in the country by Hispanic Business magazine. She earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Wellesley College.

Follow Michelle Caruso-Cabrera on Twitter @MCaruso_Cabrera and on Instagram @michellecaruso_cabrera.


  • Inside Iran: Saffron, rugs & pistachios

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Iran is known for more than just oil. The country is known to produce what is considered the best Saffron in the world and their red pistachios are famous worldwide... and the beautiful rugs are self-explanatory.

  • American investments in Iran

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports although the lifting of nuclear sanctions against Iran allows non-US companies to conduct business there, that doesn't necessarily mean the Iranian government wants American investments.

  • Capitalism in Iran

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports from Iran about the gold market and the state of the economy after the lifting of sanctions.

  • Inside Iran: Anti-American sentiment

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on Iran’s anti-American art which is decided by the government.

  • Inside Iran: Billion dollar masterpieces

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a sneak peek at some of the world's great pieces of modern art - sitting in the basement of the Iranian Museum of Contemporary Art.

  • An employee stands beneath electronic screens displaying financial data at the Tehran Stock Exchange in Tehran, Iran.

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a rare look inside Iran's stock market.

  • How business will prosper with Iran sanctions lifted

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports from Iran with details on what doing business in Iran will involve.

  • Inside Iran's oil industry

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports from Iran about the country's oil industry after the lifting of the nuclear sanctions.

  • Doing business in Iran

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports from Iran about the realities of doing business in the country after the lifting of the nuclear sanctions.

  • Iran eager to prove 1M+ oil barrell exports

    Iran is already exporting over one million barrels per day, and expects to get to four million per day by June, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.