Diana Olick is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, currently serving as CNBC’s real estate correspondent across all CNBC platforms. Her work on CNBC.com won the Gracie Award for “Outstanding Blog” in 2015. Ms. Olick has also contributed her real estate expertise to NBC’s “Today” and “NBC Nightly News,” and she is a frequent guest on NPR. Soon after joining CNBC, she recognized the quick run-up in the housing market, fueled by investor flipping, and consequently launched the network’s real estate beat. Ms. Olick covers both commercial and residential real estate as well as the mortgage market. She was at the forefront of reporting on the housing boom, the subprime mortgage collapse, and the resulting housing crash as well as the ongoing recovery. She also launched the real estate page on CNBC.com and is its primary author.
In 2018, Ms. Olick envisioned a new series for the network called “Rising Risks,” which examines all aspects of the growing risk to real estate from climate change; the series continues today on CNBC, CNBC.com, and “Nightly Business Report.” Prior to joining CNBC in 2002, she spent seven years as a correspondent for CBS News. Ms. Olick has a B.A. in Comparative Literature with a minor in Soviet Studies from Columbia College in New York and a Master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.