CNBC.com tabs Rooney to cover bitcoin and cryptocurrencies
CNBC.com managing editor Jeff McCracken sent out the following announcement:
I am pleased to announce Kate Rooney is joining CNBC.com as a reporter covering bitcoin, cryptocurrency and whatever else the market throws our way. She will report to John Melloy and work on his ever-powerful markets team.
Kate comes to the website from “Squawk Box,” where she served as a segment producer. Prior to “Squawk Box,” she was a news associate, completing rotations with “Worldwide Exchange,” “Squawk on the Street” and “Squawk Alley.”
An avid skier and sports fan who grew up in Denver and New Jersey, Kate graduated from Boston College in 2013 and received her Master’s degree at Medill/Northwestern University. Kate’s transition should be relatively painless as she moves down one floor to the newsroom. She starts with our team today so please say hello.
On that note, I have some exciting, yet bittersweet news. Evelyn Cheng has accepted a role with our International team. Starting in April, she will be the first digital reporter based in Beijing, focusing on China-U.S. trade relations and the banking system.
Evelyn began as a news associate in May 2014 after graduating from NYU. She was hired as a staff writer in February 2015 after solidifying herself as a great markets reporter.
She then made her mark as our first reporter focusing solely on cryptocurrency, documenting its mercurial rise, rapid fall and all the spots in between over the past year. Along the way, she’s written some excellent pieces on China, including first person accounts after traveling there.
Congrats to both Kate and Evelyn.