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Romans named CNN chief business correspondent

October 16, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

CNN director of business news Caleb Silver sent out the following staff promotion announcement:

We are delighted to announce that Christine Romans has been named Chief Business Correspondent for CNN US. The timing couldn’t be better as we find ourselves in the middle of a political and economic story that affects our audiences and their money in so many ways.  Christine has made a terrific career out of demystifying complicated economic issues like the ones we face today, and explaining why they matter to everyone. We know she will continue to do this as our Chief Business Correspondent across CNN’s platforms and on her weekend business program, ‘Your Money’.

Please join me in congratulating Christine on this well-deserved promotion.

Romans reports on the economy, politics and international business for CNN’s morning shows. Her reporting is also regularly featured on CNN International. She is the author of two books: How to Speak Money (Wiley 2011) and Smart is the New Rich (Wiley 2010).

Romans’ coverage focuses on the latest breaking developments in the current economic crises and what they mean to Americans and their money. She is known for her “Romans’ Numeral” segment where she deconstructs complex stories and explains what they mean for the viewer.

Romans has reported on, among other issues, the bank crisis, the AIG bailout, the intricacies of the derivative markets, and the economic stimulus and its effect on American wallets.

In 2010, Romans co-hosted “Madoff: Secrets of a Scandal,” a special hour-long investigative report examining disgraced financier Bernard Madoff and how he perpetrated one of the largest investor frauds ever committed by an individual. In 2009, her special “In God We Trust: Faith & Money in America” explored the intersection of how our religious values govern the way we think about and spend our money.

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