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Leslie Picker | Biography

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  • Full Name Leslie Picker
  • Occupation Journalist
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Date Jul 05, 1986
  • Age 35 Years, 11 Months
Financial Reporter Of CNBC

Leslie Picker | Biography

Winner Of 2017 SABEW Award (Society for Advanced Business Editing and Writing)

Picker joined CNBC as their multiplatform reporter and TV anchor in February 2017. She primarily covers hedge funds, IPOs, and other business-related news. Moreover, at CNBC, she has covered stories of America's most significant stock investors like David Einhorn, Ken Griffin, Bill Ackman, etc.


Leslie Picker is a multiplatform reporter and TV anchor. She currently serves as the financial reporter of CNBC.

Who is Leslie Picker?

Picker ventured into the journalism industry as the segment producer of Bloomberg News, New York, in January 2011. She served in the position for around two years. Later, in 2013, she got promoted as a reporter and covered news related to stock markets, especially Initial Public Offering news (IPOs). In addition, she served as the reporter in business-related Bloomberg radio and TV programs.

In September 2015, Picker joined The New York Times after gaining over four and a half years of experience in Bloomberg News. As a deal reporter at The New York Times, she covered business news and stock market news, including IPOs, private equity, mergers of the public companies, share acquisitions, etc. After working there for over a year and a half, she left New York and moved to New Jersey to join CNBC.

Age and Early Bio

Leslie Picker has not disclosed relevant information regarding her birth date. However, on 5 July 2015, she shared a family picture on her Instagram handle @lesliepicker. She has thanked her family for making her 29th birthday memorable through the post. Thus, as per her post, she was born in July 1986, and her age in 2021 is 35 years.

As for education, Picker has received several degrees from around the USA. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana. She then studied MBA at New York University with Finance and Global Business as her major subjects. In addition, she holds an MS degree in Journalism from Columbia University.

CNBC

Picker joined CNBC as their multiplatform reporter and TV anchor in February 2017. She primarily covers hedge funds, IPOs, and other business-related news. Moreover, at CNBC, she has covered stories of America's most significant stock investors like David Einhorn, Ken Griffin, Bill Ackman, etc.

In 2017, Picker performed an investigation on the debt crisis in Puerto Rico. She formed a report related to it and exposed the bond-sales practices of several prominent banks in the country. Thus, she received the prestigious SABEW Award 2017 (Society for Advanced Business Editing and Writing) for her contribution. On 28 April 2018, she shared her achievement with her Instagram family and thanked CNBC for making it possible.

Additionally, Picker also became the finalist in the run for the 2018 Gerald Loeb Award.

Family

Leslie was born to Scott Picker and Bobbye Picker. On 27 October 2017, she posted a photo with her sisters on her Instagram and mentioned missing them. She wrote, "Missing these two #sisters." Her father, Scott, is a retired tax accountant. He retired from his job on 5 January 2018 after four decades-long service and further plans to become a professor at Arizona State. As for her mother's information, there is no available on any authentic internet sites.

Husband

The 35 years old CNBC reporter is married to her husband Evan Michael Haedicke and has a son. The pair tied knots on 12 November 2016 and have recently completed five years as a married couple. On their first marriage anniversary, Picker shared a picture of her wedding day on her Instagram. She quoted the image as, "One trip around the sun with you 11/12"

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Leslie Picker and Evan Haedicke Wedding on 12 November 2016 (Photo: Instagram)

She was pregnant with their first child in 2019 and they are expecting their second child in 2021. 

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