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Michelle Caruso-Cabrera Named CNBC’s Chief International Correspondent

13 years to the day after joining CNBC, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is taking on a new role with the NBCU business channel: Chief International Correspondent.

Caruso-Cabrera joined CNBC from WTSP-TV in Tampa/St. Pete where she was a general assignement reporter. Over the past 13 years she has anchored shows — most recently as co-co-anchor on “Power Lunch” — and reported from Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Last month she was in Athens reporting on the economic situation there. And last week, when she returned from Greece, Andrew Ross Sorkin hinted at her new role: “I’m joined by the one and only Michelle Caruso-Cabrera who will be talking a lot about what is going on in Europe.”

When not covering her main beat, Caruso-Cabrera will be anchoring and reporting across CNBC’s Business Day programming.

Not only is this a new role for Caruso-Cabrera, it’s a new job title at CNBC. In a memo to staff obtained by TVNewser, Nik Deogun, SVP and EIC of Business News says, the job “requires guts and discretion, a sense for storytelling and, at times, a sense of humor. Michelle has all those qualities, and more.”

Deogun’s note after the jump…

The past few months have shown us in vivid detail that events outside our borders have a direct impact on U.S. markets and are closely followed by U.S. viewers and users. With that in mind, I’m delighted to announce that Michelle Caruso-Cabrera will be our Chief International Correspondent.

This newly created role requires guts and discretion, a sense for storytelling and, at times, a sense of humor. Michelle has all those qualities, and more. This year alone, we have depended on Michelle to interpret and analyze the European financial crisis. Her reporting this summer from Athens, Rome and Frankfurt warned viewers and users early on about the rising risk of default and the consequences for the global economy.

Michelle is one of our most seasoned journalists. She has anchored several shows for the network and has reported extensively from Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and, of course, Europe. She joined us 13 years ago today from WTSP-TV in St. Petersburg, Fl., where she spent four years as a general assignment reporter. Prior to joining WTSP-TV, she was a special projects producer for Univision, where she won a prestigious Emmy Award for her five-part series on children with AIDS.

Please join me in congratulating Michelle on her new assignment.

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