Carmen Rita Wong Biography
Carmen Rita Wong is an American radio, television & online journalist, and personal finance expert at CNBC where she was the former host of the 2005 version of On the Money, a personal finance program.
Carmen Rita Wong Education
Wong received a Bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University (Connecticut) in psychology and art history and a Master’s degree in psychology from Columbia University in New York City.
Carmen Rita Wong CNBC
She was a contributor to iVillage and The Dr. Oz Show. Wong also posts a blog focused on getting care of your personal finances for CNBC.com. She was elected host of the Marketplace Money weekly radio program in October 2013, created by American Public Media, starting with the November 2013 program. She also announced that she is now divorced and a single mother, when providing financial advice on the October 26, 2013, Marketplace Money program.
Marketplace’s website refers to her as a ‘Recent Host’ as of February 2014. Wong’s blog made its debut on Qvisory.com, and in Glamour, Men’s Health, and Latina as well as online, her advice columns feature weekly. Wong also contributes to the magazine’s Essence and Diversity People. She has been making her name as a finance analyst featuring on CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, and Oprah Winfrey’s XM radio network.
Wong was named one of the 25 Hottest Women in Business in January 2009 by Business Pundit. And at the eighth annual New York City Women’s History Month Festival, Wong’s contributions were celebrated in March 2009. Wong is the author of Grand Central Publishing’s 2006 Generation Debt: Take Care of Your Money-A How-to Guide. This 272-page book focuses on providing advice on what to do with student loans and consumer debt to the under-40 audience.
The guide also offers suggestions for how to set a goal-oriented budget, make the most of options for payback, and use savings and pension strategies for workers. Her book has been on The Wall Street Journal’s recommended reading list and her recommendation has been highlighted in The Washington Post. In December 2010, Perigee/Penguin published Wong’s second novel, The Real Cost of Living: Making the Right Choices for You, Your Life, and Your Money.
Wong works at CNBC where she works alongside other famous CNBC anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Trish Rega
- Darren Rovell
- Dee Dee Myers
- Cory Johnson
- Kathleen Hays
- Alina Cho
- Kate Bohner
- Bob Sellers
- Melissa Lee
- Seema Mody
- Carl Quintanilla
- Ted David
- Shepard Smith
- Sara Eisen
- Contessa Brewer
- Morgan Brennan
- Jim Cramer
- Kate Rogers
Carmen Rita Wong Age
Wong is 48 years old as of 2021. She was born in 1974 in the United States of America. It is therefore not known when she celebrates her birthday.
Carmen Rita Wong Height
Wong stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).
Carmen Rita Wong Family | Parents
Wong is of Dominican descent. She is the daughter of Peter Wong, who is of Chinese descent, though he is not her biological father Wong Ulrich has a daughter Bianca in 2006. Formerly known as Carmen Wong Ulrich.
Carmen Rita Wong Husband
She also announced that she is now divorced and a single mother, when providing financial advice on the October 26, 2013, Marketplace Money program.
Carmen Rita Wong Net Worth
Wong has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a radio, television & online journalist.
Carmen Rita Wong Salary
Wong earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Rita Wong.
Who is Carmen Rita Wong?
She is an American radio, television & online journalist, and personal finance expert
How old is Carmen Rita Wong?
48 years old as of 2021
How tall is Carmen Rita Wong?
5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Who is Carmen Rita Wong married to?
How much money does Carmen Rita Wong earn?
$40,000 – $ 110,500
How much is Carmen Rita Wong worth?
$1 Million – $5 Million