CNBC’s"Worldwide Exchange," the First Worldwide Daily Business News Program, Airs Weekdays 4AM-6AM ET with Anchors in the U.S., Europe and Asia
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., January 12, 2010—CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced that Nicole Lapin will join the network as an anchor on CNBC’s "Worldwide Exchange" based in the U.S., effective mid-January.
CNBC’s "Worldwide Exchange" (M-F, 4AM-6AM ET) is the first worldwide daily business news program with anchors in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Each weekday Ross Westgate in London and Christine Tan in Singapore and Lapin in the U.S. will cover local stories with global significance. "Worldwide Exchange" is the networks' most distributed show, simultaneously available in more than 100 countries across the globe.
"Nicole’s experience and talent make her a great addition to CNBC," said Jeremy Pink, Senior Vice President Business News, CNBC. "’Worldwide Exchange’ is an integral part of CNBC’s global coverage and Nicole will bring a fresh perspective on business news."
Previously, Lapin was an anchor at CNN based in Atlanta where she reported breaking news coverage on prominent national and international stories including the Virginia Tech shootings, the Israel-Hezbollah conflict, the Mumbai terror attacks, the Hudson River plane crash and the 2008 presidential election. Lapin also interviewed CEOs, celebrities and politicians including an extended sit-down interview with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the thick of the state’s 2009 budget crisis. Additionally, Lapin wrote a weekly column for CNN.com.
Prior to joining CNN, Lapin worked as a business and technology reporter for First Business Network on the floor of the major stock exchanges in Chicago. Lapin began her career as a general assignment and investigative reporter at local CBS affiliates in Palm Springs, CA, Lexington, KY and Sioux Falls, SD.
Lapin studied European Union politics at L'Institut d'Études Politique de Paris. Lapin graduated summa cum laude and as valedictorian of her class from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, also earning honors for a second major in political science. Lapin also serves as a global ambassador for the children’s charity Operation Smile.
CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business information to more than 340 million homes worldwide, including more than 95 million households in the United States and Canada. The network's Business Day programming (weekdays from 5:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and also includes reports from CNBC news bureaus worldwide. Additionally, CNBC viewers can manage their individual investment portfolios and gain additional in-depth information from on-air reports by accessing http://www.cnbc.com.
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