CNBC's Kayla Tausche headlined journalism school's Feb. 25 Women in Media Leadership event
CNBC correspondent Kayla Tausche headlined the second Women in Media Leadership Series event on Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. in the Halls of Fame room at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Tausche, a 2008 alumna of the school, joined CNBC in 2011 as a general assignment reporter covering corporate finance and deals for the network’s business day programming. She has covered high-profile stories that include the Facebook IPO, the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the MF Global bankruptcy and the UK phone hacking scandal.
She also serves as a substitute anchor for CNBC programs “Squawk Box,” “Squawk on the Street” and “Power Lunch.”
Tausche has been an assistant editor at DealReporter, a Financial Times-owned publication, based in London; a reporter for Bloomberg News and an Associated Press reporter in the Brussels bureau, where her bilingual interview experience included former French president Jacques Chirac.
She is a member of the school’s Journalism Alumni and Friends Association (JAFA) advisory board.
Dean Susan King created the Women in Media Leadership Series to bring influential women leaders and communicators to campus to share their experiences and mentor students.
“At the J-school, we’re training the next generation of media leaders, and more than 75 percent of our students are female,” King said. “We want to demonstrate to our students that, if they work hard, top leadership roles should be their expectation. Kayla shows that through hard work and talent you can head to the top — quickly.”
Former Gov. Bev Perdue, the North Carolina’s first woman chief executive, launched the series Jan. 17 in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center on the UNC campus.
Other upcoming leadership series events include journalism school alumna and author Tia McCollors on April 23.