On a recent 24-hour trip to Texas, Valerie Patriarca ’07 spent the morning on a stake out and the afternoon touring a million dollar home. A CNBC producer for on-air crime reporter Andrea Day, Ms. Patriarca splits her time between investigating white collar crime for CNBC’s Crime & Punishment series and filming segments for the high end real estate series The Most Expensive House (We Could Get Into). Ms. Patriarca has leaned first hand that gaining experiences in many different areas increases the opportunities available to her.
A 2011 graduate from Muhlenberg College, Ms. Patriarca has moved from Intern to Producer at CNBC in just three short years. “I took video while I was at Hun with Mr. (Marty) Hoban. During my internship at CNBC, they were desperate for some help cutting video. I was the only intern with editing experience, so I found myself thrown in the editing room, having opportunities and gaining access to contacts that other interns didn’t have, simply because I had prior experience and knew the terminology.”
Upon graduation, CNBC offered her a job as a Production Assistant and she subsequently moved on to become an Associate Producer. For the past six months, Ms. Patriarca has been settling into her role as a producer for Crime & Punishment and has been helping develop three new prime-time pilots for CNBC. “We shine a light on white collar crime. Through our reporting, we are able to give victims a voice.”
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school. Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.