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CNBC.com reporter Higgins departs for law school

July 30, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Tucker Higgins

Tucker Higgins, a CNBC.com reporter, is leaving the news organization to attend law school at UCLA.

He covered politics and the Supreme Court.

He joined CNBC after graduating from the College of William & Mary. He is the recipient of a 2016 Mark of Excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists for “A shooting on campus,” an in-depth series that exposed police efforts to conceal information from the public after a campus shooting. In 2015, he was a Pinnacle Award finalist for investigative journalism in sports.

Before joining CNBC, Higgins was a Dow Jones News Fund business reporting intern and the editor-in-chief of William & Mary’s century-old newspaper, The Flat Hat. He specialized in stories that challenged official narratives on matters of public safety, including sexual assault. In 2015, he received the university’s Rex Smith Award, established with donations from journalists including Walter Cronkite. In 2016, he was the university’s J. Edward Grimsley Journalism Fellow.

He has also produced more than 100 segments for CNBC’s Closing Bell, anchored by Kelly Evans and Wilfred Frost.

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