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CNBC anchors on how they made it

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It's not often that one imagines Carl Quintanilla opening fan mail for NPR, or Becky Quick giving capitol tours in Washington, D.C.

Nevertheless, it's true: Everyone has experienced intern status, or a comparable entry-level position, at some point during their career—even CNBC anchors (in Brian Sullivan's case, it was mowing lawns).

As a CNBC intern for the past seven months, I've come to truly admire and respect the on-air talent here at the network First In Business Worldwide. Expertly juggling breaking business and financial news, all the while engaging a worldwide audience is no easy feat.

But how did they get here?

That's what fellow CNBC intern Landon Dowdy and I set out to discover. "Behind the Biz" is the result—a seven-part video series where we turn the tables on CNBC anchors and reporters to find out how they got their start.

You can watch the entire series in a YouTube playlist here.

By Luke Leifeste, social media intern. Follow Luke on Twitter at @LukeLeifeste.