Lapin at Fashion Week, NYC in February 2007
March 7, 1984 
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Education||Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University|
|Occupation||News anchor, author, businesswoman|
|Notable credit(s)||CNN Anchor (May 2005 – January 2010) CNBC Anchor (2010-2012) Bloomberg Anchor (2012) Wendy Williams Correspondent (2012-present) "Hatched" Host on The CW (2015-present)|
Nicole Lapin (born March 7, 1984) is an American television news anchor, author and businesswoman. She is known for being an American news anchor on CNBC and CNN Live, who regularly appeared on CNN Headline News, CNN, and CNN International from 2005-2009. In January 2010, Lapin joined CNBC in New York as an anchor for Worldwide Exchange, joining CNBC Europe's Ross Westgate in London and CNBC Asia's Christine Tan in Singapore. In June 2010, she added the role co-anchoring The Kudlow Report from 7-8pm EST to her CNBC duties. Lapin also served as a business and finance correspondent for Morning Joe on MSNBC and The Today Show on NBC. In September 2012, it was announced that Lapin joined Bloomberg Television as a non-exclusive anchor and special correspondent.
Lapin regularly appears on Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, CNN, Entertainment Tonight and major talk shows as an expert money commentator. In 2013, Lapin was named a special correspondent, focusing on the business of Hollywood, for omg! Insider and the money saving correspondent for The Wendy Williams Show. Lapin founded the financial news website Recessionista, which served as the inspiration show on Ora TV, Carlos Slim and Larry King's network. In 2014, she announced a AOL Originals show that she hosts and executive produces called I'll Never Forget My First, in which she interviews influential women about the first time they knew they "made it."
In 2014, Harlequin (now HarperCollins) announced that it is publishing Lapin's book Rich Bitch, a personal finance guide for women, in a six-figure deal. The book sold out on Amazon.com the first week and became an instant New York Times Bestseller. In 2015, Lapin inked a significant six-figure deal with Crown Business, a division of Penguin Random House, for her second book entitled Boss Bitch.
Also in 2015, she was named the host and only female judge of Hatched, a business competition show on The CW Network, airing Saturday mornings. The show was renewed for its second season in 2016 on CBS.
In January 2016, Lapin was named the "Money Idol" of the Year in the Best Money Expert Competition, the first female to ever win the competition and beating out Tony Robbins, Dave Ramsey and Tim Ferriss. She won two years in a row.
Early life and education
Lapin was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of a scientist and a beauty queen. Her family is Jewish. Lapin became interested in journalism while watching coverage of the Gulf War on CNN, which her parents barred her from watching due to "the perceived negativity and carnage." Lapin got her first broadcast experience when she was in high school and worked as the news anchor for the Public-access television cable TV station. She received her BA from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, as the valedictorian of her class. Even though she took time off to work professionally, she was still the youngest in her class.
Lapin began her career as a correspondent at CBS Stations in South Dakota and Kentucky. She also served as an investigative "I-Team" reporter for KPSP-LP in Palm Springs, California. There, she reported live from San Quentin Prison during the execution of Stanley Williams. Lapin also worked as a reporter on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for First Business network in Chicago.
She joined CNN in 2005, becoming one of the youngest anchors in the network's history. She has anchored major events like the Virginia Tech massacre, Israel-Hezbollah conflict, and the 2008 Presidential election. In 2007, she created an interview series at CNN called "Young People Who Rock" where she talks with people under the age of 30 who are doing remarkable things. In 2009, Lapin reported on location in Los Angeles during Michael Jackson's memorial service. She also interviewed Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger one-on-one during California's budget crisis. Currently, she is a CNBC anchor on the only globally aired show. For CNBC, she interviews CEOs and politicians daily. Lapin reported extensively in-the-field on the fiscal woes of the U.S. States with a series called "States of Pain" and followed the renaissance of the "Made in America" movement, highlighting its effect on the global economy. Lapin also contributes to NBC affiliate stations across the country with business updates, including KNBC in Los Angeles and WNBC in New York. She became the first "crossover" example of the NBCUniversal-Comcast deal by contributing to The Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" program.
Philanthropy and accolades
Lapin served an ambassador for the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation, and created a chat series called "Being Smart is Cool" that "educates terminally ill children on global issues". She currently serves as a "smile ambassador," with Jessica Simpson, for Operation Smile. Lapin also serves as an ambassador for Points of Light and launched a birthday campaign with The United Nation's "Girl Up" initiative. Lapin serves on the all-female board of "Women in Need" in New York City.
Lapin has been on the cover of PowerGirls Magazine and Eliza magazine, She is the 2008 recipient of the "Power 30 under 30" award. In 2011, she was named a judge for the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2016 she was named a judge for Miss America.
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