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Rebecca Jarvis

Rebecca Jarvis
Born Rebecca Ann Jarvis
(1981-12-14) December 14, 1981
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Education University of Chicago
Occupation Correspondent
Years active 2003–present
Title Financial journalist, Correspondent for ABC News ABC World News Tonight weekend fill-in anchor and CNN
Spouse(s) Matthew Pierce Hanson (m. 2012)
Website Rebecca Jarvis

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.


  • Early life 1
  • The Apprentice 2
  • Professional career 3
  • Personal life 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

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] Jarvis graduated from St. Paul Academy and Summit School in 1999 and the University of Chicago in 2003, studying economics and Law, Letters, and Society. She studied international economics and business in Paris at Sciences Po and Paris Dauphine University.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Professional career

Jarvis was a short-term interest rate trader on Citigroup's foreign exchange desk in London. She later worked at Banc of America Securities in Chicago as an investment banking analyst.[3]

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 is currently 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.[6] She was a general assignment reporter, based at CNBC’s world headquarters and covered NASDAQ and the 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." [7]

Jarvis joined CBS News, primarily as a financial reporter, starting on April 1, 2010, and later became the co-anchor of CBS This Morning Saturday, as well as Business and Economics Correspondent for CBS News.[8] On the March 30, 2013, broadcast of CBS This Morning Saturday, she announced that she was leaving CBS News, but did not say where she was going. On April 2, it was announced she was joining ABC News later that month.[9]

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.[10]


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  2. ^ New York Times: Weddings "Rebecca Jarvis and Matthew Hanson" January 29, 2012
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ Former NYLC Youth Project Team Member Is Finalist on "The Apprentice" by NYLC staff, December 14, 2005
  5. ^ Former TEEN PEOPLE Honoree Nearly Snatches an Apprentice Win" by Tia Brown,, December 16, 2005
  6. ^ Rebecca Jarvis joins CNBC NBC, March 7, 2006
  7. ^ Rebecca Jarvis Leaves CNBC TVNewser, October 21, 2009
  8. ^ Rebecca Jarvis News Anchor, "The Early Show on Saturday;" Business and Economics Correspondent CBS News, 2010
  9. ^ Rebecca Jarvis Joining ABC News, ABC New, April 2, 2013
  10. ^ New York Times: Weddings "Rebecca Jarvis and Matthew Hanson" January 29, 2012

External links

  • Interview with Rebecca Jarvis by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
  • Rebecca Jarvis joins CNBC Business Day as an Associate Reporter 7 March 2006
  • Rebecca Jarvis at the Internet Movie Database
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