Leslie Picker

Get to Know CNBC Reporter Leslie Picker and Her Husband

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Mar. 23 2021, Published 3:16 p.m. ET

CNBC reporter Leslie Picker has been helping viewers through the recent vagaries of the stock market, especially with her coverage of the GameStop short squeeze and its impact on Melvin Capital.

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However, Picker isn’t just an accomplished and award-winning financial reporter. She’s also a wife and mother. Picker married Evan Haedicke in 2016 and welcoming a child with him in 2019. Read on for more details on Picker, Haedicke, and their growing family.

Who is Leslie Picker?

Picker is a reporter who covers hedge funds, private equity, and asset management for CNBC. She appears on the cable network and its digital platforms, according to her CNBC bio.

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The network touts that Picker has interviewed “some of the most prominent investors” on-air, including Citadel’s Ken Griffin, Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman, and Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn. She was nominated for a Gerald Loeb Award and won a Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing Award for her reporting on Puerto Rico’s debt crisis.

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Picker attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and graduated magna cum laude. She earned a master’s in journalism from Columbia and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Before joining CNBC, Picker worked as a booker at Fox Business Network, a segment producer for Bloomberg Television, a reporter for Bloomberg News, and a reporter at The New York Times.

Everything about Evan Haedicke

According to Haedicke's LinkedIn profile, he’s a senior director of solutions consulting at Persado, which is an AI-generation content platform. He has been working at Persado for nearly four years.  

Haedicke attended the University of Texas at Austin’s Red McCombs School of Business, where he earned his bachelor of business administration in finance.

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Haedicke spent six years at Alvarez & Marsal Business Consulting and one year at the e-commerce consumer products platform BulbHead.com before joining Persado in 2017.

According to a New York Times wedding announcement, the bride and groom met on a blind date in New York 2011 and tied the knot in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2016.

Do Leslie Picker and Evan Haedicke have a child together?

Haedicke and Picker have a child together. In fact, Picker was one of four CNBC anchors and reporters who were pregnant simultaneously in 2019, as NBC News reported at the time. (“There’s a question buzzing around CNBC these days: Is there something in the office water?” wrote reporter Laura Haverty.)

Picker told NBC News that she and Haedicke were hunting for a larger apartment and analyzing “variable costs” with a spreadsheet. “We realized with a new baby we won’t go out to dinner as often, which will cut down on food expenses, and we’ll be traveling less,” she said.

She also explained that she and Haedicke were contributing to their 401ks and their nest-egg savings, which they set up after getting hitched. “We think it’s even more important to keep this up with the baby coming.”

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