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Michael Huckman (reporter)

Michael Huckman
Verdugo Hills High School Class of 1979

Mike Huckman is a general assignment reporter, primarily covering pharmaceutical and health-care issues, including drug pricing and marketing, the growth of the health-care sector, and the corporations behind the issues. He's based in Fort Lee, N.J.

Huckman joined CNBC in September 2000 after nine years at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, where he was one of the station’s lead reporters. Earlier, he worked as a general assignment reporter at KGUN-TV in Tucson, Ariz., at KBCI-TV in Boise, Idaho, and as an anchor/producer for the Montana Television Network.

Huckman has won numerous reporting awards, including three Michigan News Emmys, one for business and financial reporting, and a first place News Series Award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Huckman was president of the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1998 and 1999.

Huckman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California.

He captured the only footage of Grubman during the unfolding Enron scandal:
"Mr Grubman, who was already being targeted by class-action lawyers and government investigators for his role in creating the bubble in Internet stocks, would bring his employer Salomon Smith Barney and its parent Citigroup with him into the eye of the unfolding financial scandals. Leaving his Manhattan townhouse the morning the WorldCom news broke, Mr Grubman found himself involved in an amazing bit of street theatre that was televised around the globe. Lying in wait for Mr Grubman that morning was CNBC correspondent Mike Huckman. Mr Huckman had to resort to chasing Grubman down the street in order to get him to answer some basic questions about WorldCom. If Jack Grubman had wished to dispel any notion that he was being evasive, he was not succeeding."

"CNBC's Mike Huckman, on the other hand, deserves mega credit for a fantastic job in tracking down sleazeball telecom analyst Jack Grubstake, err, Grubman. It was great theater and as I wrote back on January 26, concerning the unfolding Enron scandal, "

A profile of Huckman is available on the CNBC website at

Special thanks to Rob Noorigian for his assistance with this profile.