CNBC announced that Kayla Tausche, a 2008 graduate of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication will join the network as a general assignment reporter covering corporate finance and deals. She will also contribute to CNBC.com.
Before joining CNBC, Tausche was based in London as the assistant editor of DealReporter, a Financial Times-owned publication geared toward merger arbitrage investors. Previously, she was a New York-based journalist at DealReporter, where her M&A coverage consistently broke stories on high-profile deals like the takeover of Cadbury, the unraveling of Hunstman-Hexion and the leveraged buyout of Interactive Data Corp.
She has appeared frequently on CNBC’s Business Day programming to discuss M&A. Prior to DealReporter, Tausche worked on the companies desk at Bloomberg News, covering earnings in the consumer and retail industry under a fellowship from the Steamboat Foundation. She began her journalism career at the Brussels bureau of the Associated Press.
She was an Ameel J. Fisher scholar in the J-school, earning honors for research analyzing newspaper coverage of the British handover of Hong Kong.