Rebecca Jarvis

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Rebecca Jarvis
BornRebecca Ann Jarvis
(1981-12-14) December 14, 1981 (age 31)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
OccupationCorrespondent
Years active2003–present
TitleFinancial journalist, former Reporter for CNBC
 
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Rebecca Jarvis
BornRebecca Ann Jarvis
(1981-12-14) December 14, 1981 (age 31)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
OccupationCorrespondent
Years active2003–present
TitleFinancial journalist, former Reporter for CNBC

Rebecca Ann Jarvis[1] (born December 14, 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a financial journalist and was a finalist on Season 4 of The Apprentice. Jarvis graduated from the University of Chicago in 2003 and from St. Paul Academy and Summit School in 1999.

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Early life

Jarvis is a daughter of Gail (née Marks) Jarvis and James T. Jarvis. Her father is a lawyer and business consultant in Chicago. Her mother is The Chicago Tribune’s nationally syndicated financial columnist.[2]

Known to her friends as "Becky," Jarvis was one of Teen People's "20 Teens Who Will Change the World" in February 2000. She was honored for raising over $750,000 for her own non-profit children's charity - a project that also involved Al Gore and Colin Powell, which she set up at 15. She was also awarded a "Point of Light" for her advocacy of disenfranchised children and teens. During high school, Jarvis worked with the "National Youth Leadership Council" on their Youth Project Team, getting one of the few interviews granted by then Secretary of State Colin Powell while serving as an NYLC Youth Reporter at National Youth Summits.[3]

The Apprentice

On the second week of The Apprentice 4, she broke her ankle while playing hockey as a task-winning reward. She was on crutches for the rest of the competition, which took 39 days to tape in the spring of 2005, but was fully able to walk by the time of the live season finale seven months later. On the season finale of the Apprentice, Randal Pinkett was hired instead of her. Donald Trump asked Randal if he should hire Rebecca as well and Randal replied that there should only be one Apprentice, and Trump let Randal's decision stand.[4]

Professional career

Jarvis has worked in both investment banking and foreign currency trading, but left financial services to pursue a career in journalism. She’s written for publications ranging from Crain’s Chicago Business to Business 2.0 and currently is a governor on the board of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

On March 7, 2006, the business news channel CNBC announced it would be hiring Jarvis as an associate reporter for the network.[5] She was a general assignment reporter, based at CNBC’s world headquarters and covers the NASDAQ and NYMEX. She last appeared on CNBC on September 18, 2009, and on October 21, 2009 TVNewser quoted CNBC spokesman Brian Steel as confirming that "Rebecca is no longer with CNBC, and we wish her the best." [6]

Rebecca Jarvis has been with CBS News since April 1, 2010. She is currently the co-anchor of CBS This Morning Saturday, as well as Business and Economics Correspondent for CBS News.[7]

Personal life

Jarvis married Matthew Hanson on January 28, 2012 at Mcnamara Alumni Center in Minnesota. They both are graduates of University of Chicago. She was proposed to on La Salle street in Chicago. Rabbi Barry Axler officiated the ceremony with the bridegroom’s father, the Rev. Craig Hanson, the lead pastor at Roseville Lutheran Church in Roseville, Minnesota, taking part.[8]

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