American Reporter Leslie Picker is famous for being a star journalist of CNBC who joined the network in February 2017.
She is mainly seen reporting in areas covering hedge funds, private equity, and asset management in television and CNBC's digital platforms. She is based at CNBC headquarters.
Below are six amazing facts on Leslie Picker's life:
She is originally from Leawood, Kansas. Picker was born on May 7, 1987, and has a height of 5ft and 7 inches. She has British-Germanic ancestry and was born to parents Bobbye B. Picker and Scott B. Picker.
She had applied for a political journalism internship at her hometown where they arranged an internship for her with Bloomberg. The fellowship gave her a front-row seat to the financial crisis and thereafter her career in financial reporting began.
On the 12th of November 2016, Leslie Picker married her boyfriend of four years, Evan Michael Haedicke. He currently works as a solution consultant for Persado.
He has a degree from the University of Texas and formerly worked at BulbHead as a senior manager of Finance and Business Intelligence. He also worked for Alvarez and Marsal Business Consulting for over 4 years.
The pair met at a blind date arranged by a mutual friend in New York after which they got engaged in December 2015.
The engagement has an interesting story. Evan took Leslie to a Pinkberry yogurt store where he recited a beautiful self-written poem titled, '4 years and 1 month' about the couple's relationship.
He followed up the romantic gesture by getting down on one knee and proposing to her. And she said yes!
Their wedding was a beautiful affair at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale in Arizona. In a Jewish-style setting, the ceremony was officiated by the late Rabbi Micah Caplan.
The bride looked beautiful in a modern white sleeveless gown while the groom looked suave in a suit.
The couple announced the news of their pregnancy by posting a picture on social media while vacationing in Prague, Czech Republic.
In December of 2019, the couple welcomed their first child together, a beautiful daughter.
As a journalist for a prominent news broadcast network, Picker has earned an estimated net worth of over $2 million.
Picker began her career as a booker at Fox News Network. She was once a reporter with The New York Times and Bloomberg News where she also contributed to Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television, and Bloomberg Radio. She was also a segment producer at Bloomberg Television.
Her success assessment comes from the fact that she has interviewed several business and finance biggies in her career. Take, for example, Citadel's Ken Griffin, Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn, Omega Advisors' Leon Cooperman, and Pershing Square's Bill Ackman.
Apart from all that Leslie is famous for, the most prominent achievement for her is perhaps when she won the prestigious Society for Advanced Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) Award for her investigation in Puerto Rico's debt crisis. She was also a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award in 2018.
Picker has an academic qualification most people in the industry would kill to have, with associations to prestigious universities in America. Picker has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign from where she graduated magna cum laude.
She also has a Masters' Degree in Journalism from Columbia University from where she graduated with honors.
She has an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business, specializing in Finance, which she completed part-time while still working in the news sector.