Tucker Higgins is a breaking news reporter at CNBC.
He joined CNBC in 2017 after graduating from the College of William & Mary. He is the recipient of a 2016 Mark of Excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists for "A shooting on campus," an in-depth series that exposed police efforts to conceal information from the public in the wake of a campus shooting. In 2015, he was a Pinnacle Award finalist for investigative journalism in sports.
Before joining CNBC, Tucker was a Dow Jones News Fund business reporting fellow and the editor-in-chief of William & Mary's century-old newspaper, The Flat Hat. He specialized in stories that challenged official narratives on matters of public safety, including sexual assault. In 2015, he received the university's Rex Smith Award, established with donations from journalists including Walter Cronkite. In 2016, he was the university's J. Edward Grimsley Journalism Fellow.
Tucker covers breaking news on CNBC's political desk and has served as the lead reporter on some of the publication's biggest stories, including the investigations into President Donald Trump's ties to Russia and the eventful October 2017 term of the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also produced more than 100 segments for CNBC's Closing Bell, anchored by Kelly Evans and Wilfred Frost.
The Columbia Journalism Review credited Tucker in 2015 for "school[ing] state officials on public records laws." In 2017, former Vice President Joe Biden selected a story Tucker wrote about a solar-powered fire station in Puerto Rico as his top story of the day. Tucker has interned at Buyouts Insider and New York Magazine and freelanced at CNN. He worked, briefly, for a trade publication that covered the alcoholic beverage industry.
In April 2017, Tucker hosted and emceed an event with Ret. Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Edward Snowden, who appeared via robot, in conversation about press freedom. The event was streamed live to more than 250,000 viewers around the world.