Tucker Higgins: CNBC Digital News Associate

"I'm Tucker Higgins. I'm a politics reporter at CNBC.

Now I cover the Supreme Court, but before that I was a CNBC Business News Associate.

I first met CNBC through the Business News Associate Workshop at the Excellence in Journalism Conference.

Before that, I had done a few newsroom internships, but I hadn't worked as a full-time professional journalist. So, I applied for CNBC's workshop to learn from the best in the business and hopefully to find myself working with them.

"The news is an intense business - it's demanding, it's fast-paced, there's little room for error - the workshop maintained that spirit, but everyone was so welcoming that instead of scaring me off, it made me want to jump in and become part of the team."

As intense as the news business is, it's still the best job in the world and the workshop was a great illustration of why that is.

Because of the workshop, I realized I could be a reporter or a TV producer, and I saw myself right here at CNBC. I saw the company really cared about presenting the news intelligently to our viewers, and I got a behind-the-scenes sense of how it was all done."