Mary Catherine Wellons, CNBC San Francisco bureau chief, was recently named one of LinkedIn’s top 10 media professionals 35 and under. Wellons is a 2004 graduate of the College and a former associate editor of The Cavalier Daily news section.
Here’s what LinkedIn has to say about Wellons:
“Silicon Valley is full of fast-rising stars. So it’s only fitting that one would be leading CNBC’s new San Francisco bureau, too. Wellons, 32, launched the financial news network’s splashy operation in April, complete with camera-friendly views of the Bay Bridge (and its own hashtag, #1Market). It’s all an attempt to more aggressively cover the tech world, and the buzz pushed Wellons’s name into the news, according to Newsle data. Wellons wakes at 3:30 a.m. to get the bureau prepped for the day’s stories and manages CNBC’s partnership with tech site Re/code. She began her career at NBC in 2005 as a page before quickly being promoted to a producer. She also holds the distinction of being CNBC’s first-ever director of social media.”
To learn more about Wellons and her work, read this April 2013 blog post she wrote about how social media is transforming the CNBC newsroom.
Congratulations, Mary Catherine!