Courtney Connley is a careers reporter for CNBC Make It. Prior to joining CNBC, she worked as a freelancer for Cosmopolitan and a freelancer for Black Enterprise magazine, where she eventually worked her way up to careers editor. During this time, she created daily content for Black Enterprise's website and worked with the research team to create content for annual lists like the Most Powerful Women in Corporate America and the B.E. 100s, which spotlights the nation's largest black businesses.
She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism. Courtney currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, but frequents Maryland often for the clean air, summer cookouts and seafood.