Rebecca Jarvis, a renowned American journalist, is currently serving as chief finance business, technology and economics correspondent for ABC News. She is best known for hosting ABC show Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis and being the finalist of season 4 of The Apprentice.
A look at Rebecca Jarvis’s early life and education background
Jarvis was born on December 14, 1981, in Minneapolis to parents Gail Jarvis and James T. Jarvis. Her father is a lawyer and her mother is a financial columnist for The Chicago Tribune. She graduated from St. Paul Academy and Summit School in 1999.
In 2003, Rebecca joined the University of Chicago from where she graduated majoring in economics and law. Thereafter, she studied international economics and business from Sciences Po and Paris Dauphine University.
Rebecca is also involved in social work. She has raised over $750,000 for a children’s charity. She was one of the Teen People’s “20 Teens who will change the world” and was awarded a “Point of Light” for advocacy for disenfranchised teens and children.
Rebecca Jarvis is one of the well-noted ABC journalists
Rebecca is contributing her valuable time in journalism field since her high school days. She initially worked as NYLC Youth Reporter for the National Youth Summits. Jarvis, in fact, served with National Youth Leadership Council on their Youth Project Team. After graduating from college, she briefly worked at Citigroup in London and worked at Banc of America Securities, where she started dating her now-husband, Matthew Hanson.
Rebecca’s career breakthrough came when she was appointed to serve general assignment reporter for CNBC. She likewise earned wide popularity after she was hired as a financial reporter at CBS News. Hard working and dedicated news anchor, Rebecca has indeed mesmerized all audiences with her captivating personality.
Rebecca left CBS as she was hired as Chief Business and Economics Correspondent of ABC and has been working ever since. She has been hosting the show Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis where she is also a creator and managing director. She reports for all news shows within ABC including Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, 20/20, and This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
With ABC News Radio, she has launched a new podcast, No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis.
Rebecca Jarvis is happily married to her long-time boyfriend
Rebecca Jarvis is married to investment banker Matthew Hanson. They both studied together at the University of Chicago and worked at Banc of America Securities, Chicago. It was when they took their relationship to a romantic level. The couple exchanged rings in December 2010 and tied the knot on January 28, 2012, at McNamara Alumni Center. The happily married couple hasn’t planned of extending the family yet.