Nicole Lapin

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Nicole Lapin
Lapin at Fashion Week, NYC, February 2007
Born (1984-03-07) March 7, 1984 (age 31)[1]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[2]
Nationality United States
Education Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Occupation News anchor
Agent UTA[3]
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)
Partner(s) Michael G. Rubin

Nicole Miriam Lapin[4] (born March 7, 1984) is known for being an American news anchor on CNBC and CNN Live,[5] who regularly appeared on CNN Headline News, CNN, and CNN International from 2005-2009.[6][7] 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.[8] 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 [9] and The Today Show on NBC.[10] In September 2012, it was announced that Lapin joined Bloomberg Television as a non-exclusive anchor and special correspondent.[11]

Lapin regularly appears on CNN,[12] ABC News,[13] Entertainment Tonight [14] and major talk shows[15][16][17][18] as an expert money commentator. In 2013, Lapin was named a special correspondent, focusing on the business of Hollywood, for omg! Insider[19] and the money saving correspondent for The Wendy Williams Show.[20] Lapin founded the financial news website Recessionista, which served as the inspiration show on Ora TV, Carlos Slim and Larry King's network.[21] 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." [22] In 2015, she was named the host and only female judge of "Hatched," a business competition show on The CW Network, airing Saturday mornings.

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.[23] The book sold out on the first week and became an instant New York Times Bestseller.[24][25]

Redbook Magazine named Lapin their permanent money columnist in 2015, a first for a Hearst Corporation publication.[26]

Early life and education[edit]

Lapin was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of a scientist and a former Miss Israel.[2] Her family is Jewish.[27] 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."[28] 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.[5] She received her BA from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, as the valedictorian of her class.[7][29] Even though she took time off to work professionally, she was still the youngest in her class.[5]


Lapin began her career as a correspondent at CBS Stations in South Dakota and Kentucky.[6] She also served as an investigative "I-Team" reporter for KPSP-LP in Palm Springs, California.[6][30] There, she reported live from San Quentin Prison during the execution of Stanley Williams.[6] Lapin also worked as a reporter on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for First Business network in Chicago.[31]

She joined CNN in 2005, becoming one of the youngest anchors in the network's history.[7] She has anchored major events like the Virginia Tech massacre, Israel-Hezbollah conflict, and the 2008 Presidential election.[2] 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.[2] In 2009, Lapin reported on location in Los Angeles during Michael Jackson's memorial service.[32] She also interviewed Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger one-on-one during California's budget crisis.[33] Currently, she is a CNBC anchor on the only globally aired show.[34] For CNBC, she interviews CEOs and politicians daily. Lapin reported extensively in-the-field on the fiscal woes of the U.S. States [35] with a series called "States of Pain" [36] and followed the renaissance of the "Made in America" movement, highlighting its effect on the global economy.[37] 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.[38]

In 2014, Lapin launched CASH Smartwatch, the first and only wearable device that tracks your spending throughout the day.[39] She launched the device with her retail partner HSN.

Lapin speaks at the Operation Smile Gala in October 2009

Philanthropy and accolades[edit]

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".[28] She currently serves as a "smile ambassador," with Jessica Simpson, for Operation Smile.[40] Lapin also serves as an ambassador for Points of Light [41] and launched a birthday campaign with The United Nation's "Girl Up" initiative.[42] Lapin serves on the all-female board of "Women in Need" in New York City.

Lapin has been on the cover of PowerGirls Magazine[43] and Eliza magazine,[44][45] She is the 2008 recipient of the "Power 30 under 30" award.[46] In 2011, she was named a judge for the Tribeca Film Festival.[47]

Personal life[edit]

Lapin dated Twitter founder Jack Dorsey.[48] Recently, she has been linked to billionaire GSI Commerce founder and CEO Michael Rubin.[49]

Lapin has been a vegetarian since she was young and a vegan since 2002.[50] In 2009, she was named one of the "20 under 30" influential vegans by VegNews Magazine.[51]

Her looks have been compared to Kate Middleton.[52]


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  2. ^ a b c d Rebecca Brown (October 2007), Woman of Power:Nicole Lapin, 944 
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  4. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at
  5. ^ a b c Kim Siegelson (March 2008), Nicole Lapin: Rebel in the Newsroom, Powergirls Magazine 
  6. ^ a b c d Alice Lee Tebo (July 2007), Look Who's Talking, Atlantan 
  7. ^ a b c Eric Steuer (2007-06-26). "'s Nicole Lapin Talks Up Citizen Journalists". Wired. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  8. ^ John Carney (2010-01-12). "CNBC Hires Former CNN Anchor Nicole Lapin For Worldwide Exchange". Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  9. ^ NicoleLapinCNBC (2010-11-17). "CNBC's Nicole Lapin on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" 11-17-10". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  10. ^ "TODAY Video Player". Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  11. ^ Deadline Hollywood (2012-09-04). "Former CNBC Anchor Nicole Lapin Back on the Business Beat at Bloomberg". 
  12. ^ CNN. "CNN Morning News". 
  13. ^ ABC News. "ABC "At Work with Tory Johnson"". 
  14. ^ CBS Distribution. "The Insider". 
  15. ^ The Queen Latifah Show. "Nicole Lapin's Steps to Building Wealth". 
  16. ^ Access Hollywood Live. "Nicole Lapin's Tips to Giving Kids an Allowance". 
  17. ^ Anderson Cooper Live. "Nicole Lapin's Money Makeover Bootcamp". 
  18. ^ The Steve Harvey Show. "Nicole Lapin's Financial Tips for Surviving Divorce". 
  19. ^ CBS Distribution. "The Insider/". 
  20. ^ Debmar Mercury. "The Wendy Williams Show". 
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  23. ^ Mediabistro. "Harlequin Signs Nicole Lapin for Rich Bitch". 
  24. ^ "Best Sellers - The New York Times". Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  25. ^ "Nicole Lapin on Instagram: “Oops...broke the Internet! So grateful for your love and support!!”". Instagram. Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  26. ^ Young, Vicki M. "Redbook Adds Nicole Lapin as Finance Columnist". Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  27. ^ Eliza Magazine: "CNN’s Nicole Lapin" by Brook Flagg Summer 2008 | "It was just Orange County, and we were the only Jewish family on the block"
  28. ^ a b Dave Rossman (October 2007), One Degree Closer to Nicole Lapin, Six Degrees 
  29. ^ Allan Madrid (2005-04-27). "7 students receive a total of 9 prizes in annual national writing competition". The Daily Northwestern. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  30. ^ CBS 2 Palm Springs – Local Man: Wants Clemency for Williams
  31. ^ "Nicole Lapin Speaker Bio Find booking agent contact to book top speakers bureau and celebrities". Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  32. ^ "Nicole Lapin anchoring Michael Jackson Memorial". Nicole 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
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  34. ^ "Nicole Lapin becomes CNBC anchor of Worldwide Exchange". Nicole 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  35. ^ "News Headlines". 2010-10-29. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  36. ^ "Nicole Lapin: States of Pain". 2011-03-23. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  37. ^ "Nicole Lapin: Made (Kinda) in America". 2011-08-01. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  38. ^ "Morning Drive: CNBC’s Nicole Lapin does the DOW Dance | Golf TV – Golf News, Videos and Lessons". 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
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  40. ^ "Nicole Lapin". Operation Smile. 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  41. ^ "Points of Light Institute Tribute Social Media Ambassadors | Points of Light Institute". Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  42. ^ "Girl Up | United Nations Foundation | Uniting Girls to Change the World:". Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  43. ^ All Things CNN: Odds and Ends
  44. ^ ELIZA Magazine
  45. ^ :: Power Girls ::
  46. ^ "Power 30 Under 30™". Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  47. ^ "The 83rd Annual Academy Awards速 – Yahoo! Movies". 1969-12-31. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  48. ^ "Nicole Lapin and Jack Dorsey". 
  49. ^ "News Headlines". 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  50. ^ "One-On-One with Nicole Lapin". 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  51. ^ "Nicole Lapin In VegNews 20 Under 30". Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  52. ^ "Were CNBC Anchor Nicole Lapin And Prince William's Fiancée Separated At Birth?". Retrieved 2015-10-03. 

External links[edit]

Nicole Lapin at the Internet Movie Database

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