Lisa Villalobos

Lisa Villalobos
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
Lisa Villalobos

I started at CNBC five years ago. When I was coming to CNBC, some people told me that I should be prepared for the fact that there would be fewer opportunities to move up and work with different departments because the company was so big. However, that was not the situation I encountered. I came here as a senior producer for "Squawk on the Street," then moved to become the executive producer of "Fast Money" and now work as the executive producer of "The Closing Bell." Since I started at CNBC, I have not only been putting on daily shows, but worked on primetime specials covering market moves and political events and traveled across the country to places like California, Florida, Ohio and D.C. on behalf of the company.

I think one of the best things about CNBC is that you have the global resources of NBCUniversal, but being headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., you feel like you are on a small campus. There's a reason so many people have stayed here for so long – and it's not just the free gym. It's the culture. It's the shared goal to be first in business. It's the opportunity.