Jake Novak is a senior columnist for CNBC.com. Jake joined CNBC in 2012 as the supervising producer of "The Kudlow Report" with Larry Kudlow and began his additional role as a contributing op-ed columnist for CNBC in 2013. He was named senior columnist in 2016. Novak's columns focus on politics, economic and social issues, and American culture. Prior to joining CNBC, Novak co-created and oversaw the "Varney and Company" program on the Fox Business Network along with anchor Stuart Varney. He also spent seven years at CNN, producing financial news programs including launching the successful "In the Money" show with anchor Jack Cafferty. Novak is a graduate of the Yeshivah of Flatbush, has a bachelor's degree in political science from Columbia University, and a master's degree from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. Follow him on Twitter @jakejakeny.