Ylan Mui Joins CNBC as D.C. Correspondent

By Chris Ariens 

Ylan Mui is leaving the Washington Post and joining CNBC where she will be a Washington, D.C. correspondent. Mui has been a contributor to the network on issues like economic policy, the Fed and financial regulation. Mui had been with the Washington Post for the last 10 years.

Interesting fact: Mui began her career as an obituary writer at the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Here’s CNBC svp and editor in chief Nik Deogun‘s note with more details.


I am pleased to announce that Ylan Mui will be joining CNBC as a reporter in our Washington, DC bureau, effective February 1.

Ylan is a familiar face to CNBC, appearing on a number of our programs in her capacity as a CNBC contributor. In her new role, she will primarily focus on economic and regulatory policy, allowing our viewers and users to make better informed investment decisions. Her reporting will appear on television and CNBC’s digital platforms.

Ylan comes to us with a wealth of reporting experience, spending more than a decade at The Washington Post, most recently serving as the White House economic policy writer. While there, she also covered the Federal Reserve, the economy, subprime lending, consumer finance, retail and education. In addition, she traveled to cover major international stories, including the Greek financial crisis and Brexit, as well as national disasters such as the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina. She has also interviewed several top CEOs and public officials.

Ylan began her career as a receptionist and obituary writer at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, where she was born and raised. Ylan graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a major in communications and a double minor in biology and philosophy.

She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association, where she is a past vice president of the Washington, DC chapter. She is also a graduate of AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program.

Please join me in welcoming Ylan to CNBC.