How CNBC’s Lee juggles three shows
CNBC anchor Melissa Lee was interviewed by Juan Machado of The Asia Society about her career.
Here is an excerpt:
By our count, you host three CNBC shows: Power Lunch, Fast Money, and Options Action. How do you manage the workflow?
One show at a time! As a TV journalist, you’re constantly in prep mode — reading everything from newspapers to research reports to blogs. You don’t know if anything you’re reading that day will actually be useful on air that day. But it’s like building a bank of knowledge to draw on in the future.
The one thing I have learned too about workflow is that no matter how overwhelmed you feel, always be in the moment. When I’m on at 2 p.m. ET for Power Lunch, I can’t be preoccupied with what’s going to happen on my 5 p.m. ET show Fast Money. My focus and energy has to be 100 percent on the task at hand.
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