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.


  • Fate of Brazil

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff could be impeached today. Discussing the market's reaction, with David Riedel, Riedel Research Group president and founder, and Kathryn Rooney Vera, Bulltick Capital Markets director of macroeconomic research.

  • Brazil pres. not resigning today: Spokesperson

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Brazil president spokesperson says Dilma Rousseff is not resigning today.

  • Brazil stock market pounded

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the Brazilian impeachment process' impact to the markets there.

  • Trading Nation: Energy stocks tumble

    Craig Johnson, Senior Technical Strategist at Piper Jaffray & Co, and Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director of FX Strategy at BK Asset Management, discuss the energy sector with Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Can Apple return to growth?

    Discussing whether Apple is the best place for your money right now, with Channing Smith, Capital Advisors, and Walter Piecyk, BTIG analyst.

  • Inside Iran and behind closed door

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides a firsthand look at her travels to Iran and what she found there.

  • Iran airport

    Iran is trying to re-engage with the global economy after years under crushing sanctions, and its airports will be important links to the outside world. Here’s what the airport in central Tehran looks like on the inside.

  • Valiollah Seif, governor of Iran's central bank.

    The blacklisted state wants wider inclusion in the international financial system, according to Iran's Central Bank Governor Valiollah Seif.

  • From hostage spokeswoman to politican

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports from Iran and speaks with 1979's Iran hostage crisis' student spokeswoman known as "Tehran Mary" about American investment into Iran. CNBC's Rick Santelli also weighs in about his experience as a gold trader during the crisis.

  • Iran economy looking to tourism, trade

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports from Iran about the country's push to diversify its economy away oil and towards tourism and exports.