Published: January 13, 2003
preview / download FORT LEE, N.J. — January 13, 2003 — Diana Olick has been named CNBC Washington Correspondent it was announced today by David Friend, senior vice president of business news, CNBC. Based at the networks Washington D.C. bureau, Olick will cover the policy and politics of business, while providing an inside look into Congress influence on finance and the economy.
Diana is a well-experienced and valuable addition to the CNBC team, said Friend. Her appointment as CNBC Washington Correspondent is just one more move the network is taking to bridge the gap between Washington and business.
Prior to joining CNBC, Olick reported for CBS News, covering Congress and the Supreme Court for all hard news broadcasts, including CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. While assigned to the CBS News Washington bureau, Olick covered the George W. Bush Presidential and Hillary Clinton Senate campaigns, the Florida vote count controversy and the John F. Kennedy Jr. airplane crash. Olick also traveled to Albania to cover the Kosovo crisis.
Before her assignment to the CBS News Washington Bureau, Olick worked at CBS News bureaus in New York and Dallas where she covered a variety of stories, including the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols, and the JonBenet Ramsey murder.
Previously, Olick worked as a general assignment reporter for CBS Seattle affiliate KIRO-TV, for WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich., and for CBS affiliate WABI-TV in Bangor, Maine. Olick also held a position with the Medill News Service, serving as a news correspondent for KDLH-TV in Duluth, Minn., and for WDAY-AM in Fargo, N.D.
Olick received a bachelors degree in comparative literature and soviet studies from Columbia University in 1989, and in 1991 received a masters degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.