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CNBC’s Tausche joins CNN as senior White House correspondent

July 24, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Kayla Tausche

Kayla Tausche has been hired by CNN as a Senior White House Correspondent, the network announced Monday.

Tausche joins CNN after more than a decade at CNBC, most recently serving as anchor and senior White House Correspondent reporting on the Biden administration, Cabinet agencies and elections and filling in as anchor for all CNBC programs. She served as a co-host for CNBC’s 2020 election night coverage and Inauguration Day and, as a correspondent, led coverage of the Biden campaign and contributed to the network’s field coverage of the 2012 and 2016 elections. 

During the Biden administration, Tausche has broken news on the White House’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, US sanctions considered against Russia and China, rescue packages crafted to stem bank failures, and West Wing negotiations around raising the debt ceiling. Tausche also landed news-making interviews with top officials including Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai. 

From 2014 to 2017, Tausche co-hosted Squawk Alley, a show focusing on the intersection of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, from the New York Stock Exchange. When she joined CNBC in 2011, she covered Wall Street and its evolution after the 2008 financial crisis. 

Tausche began her career with posts at the Associated Press in Brussels and the Financial Times Group in London and New York. An Atlanta native, she graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she published research analyzing media coverage of the 1997 handover of Hong Kong from British rule. 

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