CNBC Names Lacy O'Toole Los Angeles Bureau Chief

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., January 17, 2008-CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the appointment of Lacy O'Toole to Los Angeles Bureau Chief. In this role, O'Toole will manage CNBC's West Coast coverage of breaking news, the housing and mortgage crisis, and the entertainment industry as well as continue to oversee big network projects such as CNBC's series of special reports on Warren Buffet with anchor Becky Quick and anchor Erin Burnett's recent trip to Dubai.

"This appointment is a testament to Lacy's talent, hard work and dedication," said Jonathan Wald, SVP Business News, CNBC. "Our Los Angeles Bureau has increasingly become a major source of news for the network, and I am confident under Lacy's direction the bureau's first-rate coverage will continue to grow."

O'Toole joined CNBC in 2002 as a news associate working on the newsdesk and quickly became a segment producer for the network. She is currently a Field Producer managing CNBC's coverage of important remote events including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and key CNBC series and specials such as "Katrina: One Year Later," "Warren Buffett: The Billionaire Next Door" and "Fire & Ice." Prior to CNBC, O'Toole worked in editing and communications for Leerink Swann and Company, a boutique investment bank in Boston, MA.

O'Toole holds a bachelor's of science degree from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and is a candidate for a master's degree in strategic communication from Columbia University in New York City.

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