Keynote Moderator at Money20/20 2016
Kayla Tausche is an on-air correspondent at CNBC and co-host of “Squawk Alley,” where she focuses on the big money backing technology and innovation.
Tausche has covered the banking industry, as well as corporate finance and deals. She frequently breaks news and has interviewed the top executives on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley. Since joining CNBC in 2011, she has reported on a wide variety of high-profile stories, including the Facebook, Twitter and Alibaba stock debuts, the historic Brexit vote, the downgrade of the US's AAA credit rating, the Occupy Wall Street movement, the MF Global bankruptcy and the UK phone hacking scandal.
In addition to reporting from the field, she serves as a substitute anchor for CNBC’s Business Day programming, including Squawk Box and Closing Bell. She reports across NBC properties as a contributor to MSNBC, "TODAY" and "NBC Nightly News."
Tausche began her journalism career with posts at the Associated Press in Brussels, Bloomberg News in New York, and DealReporter in New York and London.
An Atlanta native, Tausche graduated with honors in business journalism and international politics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was an Ameel J. Fisher scholar and published research on media coverage of the Hong Kong handover. She sits on the alumni boards of the UNC journalism school and the Steamboat Foundation, where she was a fellow.