Former CNBC Presenter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is running for Congress in New York’s 14th District, as seat held by Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Caruso-Cabrera will be challenging the incumbant freshman Ocasio-Cortez for the democratic nomination in the district.
She is well known for her strong political views, having published her critical book “You Know I’m Right: More Prosperity, Less Government,” in 2010.
Caruso-Cabrera spent more than 20 years at CNBC, most recently as chief international correspondent and co-anchor of “Power Lunch.” Throughout her career, Caruso-Cabrera has covered a wide range of stories from the 2008 financial crisis to U.S. elections to the debt crisis in Greece and the Brexit vote. She has traveled the world reporting live from Cuba, Iran, Ukraine, Iraq, Italy, Russia, Venezuela and Latin America, among many others.
She joined CNBC from WTSP-TV in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she spent four years as a general assignment reporter covering crime and hurricanes. Prior to that, Caruso-Cabrera was a special projects producer for Univision where she gained experience covering Latin America. She began her career in 1990 while in college, as a stringer for The New York Times, reporting for the education section.
In a statement, former CNBC presenter Caruso-Cabrera said; “I am the daughter and granddaughter of working class Italian and Cuban immigrants. I am so lucky to have had such a wonderful career and I want everybody to have the opportunity that I’ve had. That’s why I’m running.”
She joins an already crowded field in the New York 14th, which covers parts of the Bronx and Queens, with no fewer than twelve candidates already vying for the democratic nomination.