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#AskAMogulAnything:Hi,I'mRebeccaJarvis,theChiefBusiness,TechnologyandEconomicsCorrespondentforABCNews.Askmeanythingyou'dlike!YourquestionswillbeansweredLIVE11/18@4pmET.

Rebecca Jarvis
Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
almost 3 years New York, NY, United States Conversation

Your questions will be answered on Friday, November 18th at 4pm ET. To ask a question, click here to create a Mogul profile, then post a question in the comment section below!

Hi, I'm Rebecca Jarvis, the Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent for ABC News and the creator and host of "Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis". I got my start in business as a trader in London and an investment banking analyst in Chicago, and have covered stocks and the economy for Crain's, CNBC, and CBS News where I was one of the morning show hosts before I came to ABC.

I grew up in NE Minneapolis, but I'm also a Chicago native (Go Cubs!) and a University of Chicago Alum. I used to write for the school paper, and have always wanted to be a journalist from a young age. My mom is a business columnist for the Chicago Tribune, and she taught me that great reporters become experts in their fields (partly why I signed up for 100-hour work weeks in investment banking for 2 years out of college...that, and a fear of defaulting on my student loans). My dad taught me to always believe in myself, to know my worth as a human being. 

Since making the jump to journalism, I've traveled the world; trekked through the Amazon jungle; tooled around Omaha in Warren Buffett's car; and spent countless hours talking to traders, economists, and analysts from the floor of the NYSE.

What else about me? My little sister Lauren is my BFFL - we didn't always get along growing up (when you share a landline and a bedroom, it can get difficult!), but now I can't imagine going a day without texting, snap-chatting, calling and/or seeing her. I love Mexican food, my incredible and supportive husband, and coffee.

My random hobby: creating music on Garage Band. All the songs you hear on "Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis" came from my iPhone!

And my favorite part about being a journalist: asking questions of anyone, anywhere, anytime. They don't always answer. But it's my job to ask.

Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Friday, November 18th at 4pm ET.

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  • Default
    Guest
    almost 3 years ago

    What career path would you have taken if you didn't go into journalism?

    What career path would you have taken if you didn't go into journalism?

  • romanov_76_110
    almost 3 years ago

    How did you get involved w/ the Apprentice ? Did you ever see Trump? When Trump started running, what did you think? Did your ABC colleagues come to to you to talk about your Trump past for their reports?

    How did you get involved w/ the Apprentice ? Did you ever see Trump? When Trump started running, what did you think? Did your ABC colleagues come to to you to talk about your Trump past for their reports?

  • Rebecca Jarvis
    Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
    almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

    Hi Everyone! I'm here and ready to answer your questions! Ask away!

    Hi Everyone! I'm here and ready to answer your questions! Ask away!

  • Rebecca Jarvis
    Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
    almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

    Hi Everyone! I'm here and ready to answer your questions! Ask away!

    Hi Everyone! I'm here and ready to answer your questions! Ask away!

  • Rebecca Jarvis
    Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
    almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

    Hi Everyone! I'm here and ready to answer your questions! Ask away!

    Hi Everyone! I'm here and ready to answer your questions! Ask away!

  • ShakeraBright
    almost 3 years ago

    Hi Rebecca! What was your major in college? And did you have a minor?

    Hi Rebecca! What was your major in college? And did you have a minor?

    • Rebecca Jarvis
      Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      Hi ShakeraBright - I double majored in economics and constitutional law... Absolutely loved my constitutional law courses, esp and even at one point considered maybe becoming a lawyer. But ultimately decided I enjoyed learning the law, but wasn't necessarily going to love practicing it. Also - I think to all the journalists out there, a very important thing I learned: you don't have to go to j-school to become a journalist.

      Hi ShakeraBright - I double majored in economics and constitutional law... Absolutely loved my constitutional law courses, esp and even at one point considered maybe becoming a lawyer. But ultimately decided I enjoyed learning the law, but wasn't necessarily going to love practicing it. Also - I think to all the journalists out there, a very important thing I learned: you don't have to go to j-school to become a journalist.

  • Georgina Purcell
    Georgina Purcell Business Owner
    almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

    What are the best pieces of personal and professional advice you've received from guests on your show?

    What are the best pieces of personal and professional advice you've received from guests on your show?

  • Jennifer Harwell
    almost 3 years ago

    What are the key tips you would share with startup founders who have over 25 employees and are looking to now scale to 50 employees? From a budget standpoint? From a culture standpoint? From an operations standpoint?

    What are the key tips you would share with startup founders who have over 25 employees and are looking to now scale to 50 employees? From a budget standpoint? From a culture standpoint? From an operations standpoint?

  • Kristen Skiles
    almost 3 years ago

    From your experience, what characteristects will the ultimate team player carry?

    From your experience, what characteristects will the ultimate team player carry?

    • Rebecca Jarvis
      Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      hard working, open to advice and feedback, willing to speak up for their ideas, but also willing to hear the other side, motivated, curious... the list goes on and on. but i do think being a team player and hard work are fundamental especially early on in a career. and being a good listener is fundamental early on, too!

      hard working, open to advice and feedback, willing to speak up for their ideas, but also willing to hear the other side, motivated, curious... the list goes on and on. but i do think being a team player and hard work are fundamental especially early on in a career. and being a good listener is fundamental early on, too!

      • Kristen Skiles
        almost 3 years ago

        Thanks, Rebecca. I realize my question may seem elementary. However, in previous corporate settings, I've found 'team player' to be a delicate balance. I do appreciate your encouragement to stick with basics. Your ideas will be put to work. Thanks for your time. - Kristen Skiles

        Thanks, Rebecca. I realize my question may seem elementary. However, in previous corporate settings, I've found 'team player' to be a delicate balance. I do appreciate your encouragement to stick with basics. Your ideas will be put to work. Thanks for your time. - Kristen Skiles

  • Courtney Dercqu
    Courtney Dercqu Content Marketing Strategist & Writer
    almost 3 years ago

    Do you take advantage of the Disney perks provided by ABC? If so, what has been your favorite?

    Do you take advantage of the Disney perks provided by ABC? If so, what has been your favorite?

  • Kelly Hudson
    almost 3 years ago

    Where would you recommend people go to study journalism?

    Where would you recommend people go to study journalism?

  • Carmen Mackins
    Carmen Mackins PR & Writing Consultant
    almost 3 years ago USA

    What's your favorite question to ask people when they come on your show?

    What's your favorite question to ask people when they come on your show?

    • Rebecca Jarvis
      Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      Worst Advice! We often hear people's best advice. I love to flip the script. It's incredible how much bad advice exists, and I love hearing all the things people have been told that they hopefully ignored, or learned from. So many people answer that the worst advice was to quit. And it often didn't come from a bad place. Many times it's from loved ones who only want the best for you. It's a good reminder not to give up!

      Worst Advice! We often hear people's best advice. I love to flip the script. It's incredible how much bad advice exists, and I love hearing all the things people have been told that they hopefully ignored, or learned from. So many people answer that the worst advice was to quit. And it often didn't come from a bad place. Many times it's from loved ones who only want the best for you. It's a good reminder not to give up!

  • VivianaVizcaino
    VivianaVizcaino Viviana
    almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

    Are they any sacrifices you regret making? Maybe picking one thing over another? Indulging too much? Not enough?

    Are they any sacrifices you regret making? Maybe picking one thing over another? Indulging too much? Not enough?

  • FemGlamGirl
    almost 3 years ago

    What's your view of how our economy will be following the election? Do we have a right to be scared or are we overreacting?

    What's your view of how our economy will be following the election? Do we have a right to be scared or are we overreacting?

  • Rachel Borowicz
    Rachel Borowicz Software Engineer & Arts Philanthropist
    3y ago San Francisco, CA, United States

    What's the greatest lesson you've learned in terms of heartbreak? How did you meet your current husband? <3

    What's the greatest lesson you've learned in terms of heartbreak? How did you meet your current husband? <3

  • Kathy May
    Kathy May Associate at Deutsche Bank
    3y ago New York, NY, USA

    Such an honor to have you here, Rebecca! What is your vision for what you would like to do in the next year, personally and professionally? What do you do to continue growing?

    Such an honor to have you here, Rebecca! What is your vision for what you would like to do in the next year, personally and professionally? What do you do to continue growing?

    • Rebecca Jarvis
      Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      Thank you for taking the time to write a question, Kathy May! I am really excited to be launching my new podcast at the beginning of 2017 with ABC News Radio. It will be featuring outstanding female CEOs, founders, authors, fashion designers, actresses, entrepreneurs and artists – for example, Arianna Huffington, Rebecca Minkoff, Danielle Brooks, and Wende Zomnir– looking at how they’ve built their businesses, the struggles and triumphs along the way, as well as the lessons learned. I want to give women a better roadmap to success through the stories of the trail blazers and I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to do it. Professionally and separate from the podcast, I am going to be focusing on the economy and looking at the promises made by President-elect Trump. I am also looking forward to covering technology and how it’s changing the shape of our economy and world. Personally I am always trying to work on a better work life balance and next year I hope to take more time to spend with friends and family. To continue to grow I am constantly reading and talking to a lot of smart people. I like to go outside of my comfort zone and I challenge myself to see and understand other perspectives. I think it is extremely important to respect another opinion even if you don’t necessarily agree with it.

      Thank you for taking the time to write a question, Kathy May! I am really excited to be launching my new podcast at the beginning of 2017 with ABC News Radio. It will be featuring outstanding female CEOs, founders, authors, fashion designers, actresses, entrepreneurs and artists – for example, Arianna Huffington, Rebecca Minkoff, Danielle Brooks, and Wende Zomnir– looking at how they’ve built their businesses, the struggles and triumphs along the way, as well as the lessons learned. I want to give women a better roadmap to success through the stories of the trail blazers and I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to do it. Professionally and separate from the podcast, I am going to be focusing on the economy and looking at the promises made by President-elect Trump. I am also looking forward to covering technology and how it’s changing the shape of our economy and world. Personally I am always trying to work on a better work life balance and next year I hope to take more time to spend with friends and family. To continue to grow I am constantly reading and talking to a lot of smart people. I like to go outside of my comfort zone and I challenge myself to see and understand other perspectives. I think it is extremely important to respect another opinion even if you don’t necessarily agree with it.

  • Tiffany Pham
    Tiffany Pham Founder & CEO, Mogul
    3y ago New York, NY, USA

    Hi Rebecca, thank you so much for being here. How do you keep yourself challenged and excited for each day? What's your favorite type of work day?

    Hi Rebecca, thank you so much for being here. How do you keep yourself challenged and excited for each day? What's your favorite type of work day?

    • Rebecca Jarvis
      Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      Thank you so much for having me, Tiffany! I stay challenged by the fact that every day - every day! - is different. Many days I leave my apartment in the morning, and I'm really not sure what's going to happen... will news break? (It just did as I've been answering these questions and I had to step away and cover it!) who will I talk to? what will I learn? there's always something and I love that. I love a work day where I interview someone and come away feeling like I learned something completely new. I love a work day where I uncover something I never thought I would.

      Thank you so much for having me, Tiffany! I stay challenged by the fact that every day - every day! - is different. Many days I leave my apartment in the morning, and I'm really not sure what's going to happen... will news break? (It just did as I've been answering these questions and I had to step away and cover it!) who will I talk to? what will I learn? there's always something and I love that. I love a work day where I interview someone and come away feeling like I learned something completely new. I love a work day where I uncover something I never thought I would.

  • Taylor Dunn 68

    What is a piece of advice or insight you would you tell your 18-year-old self if you could go back in time?

    What is a piece of advice or insight you would you tell your 18-year-old self if you could go back in time?

    • Rebecca Jarvis
      Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      Enjoy every moment. Live in it. Think about the future, but don't forget to celebrate along the way. And cut yourself some slack when things don't go your way!

      Enjoy every moment. Live in it. Think about the future, but don't forget to celebrate along the way. And cut yourself some slack when things don't go your way!

  • ericawscott
    3y ago

    What's your favorite part of your job?

    What's your favorite part of your job?

    • Rebecca Jarvis
      Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      Asking questions of anyone, anywhere, anytime. They don't always answer. But it's my job to ask.

      Asking questions of anyone, anywhere, anytime. They don't always answer. But it's my job to ask.

  • Jahwayne Blake 76

    Rebecca is above mogul status! Royalty blessed Secretary General

    Rebecca is above mogul status! Royalty blessed Secretary General

  • namisha
    namisha Inquisitive, Avid Reader, Food Lover, Amateur Chef, Digital Sensei
    3y ago New York, NY, United States

    how do you manage a work life balance?

    how do you manage a work life balance?

    • Rebecca Jarvis
      Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      Hi Namisha - Truthfully at this point I haven't done it very well. I work... a lot. And there are tradeoffs. I sometimes miss out on things, and I feel extremely guilty when I have to cancel at the last minute. I don't want to let my friends and family down. And it can weigh on me. What I have learned is how extremely fortunate I am to have supportive, wonderful people in my life. My husband, my sister, my parents, and friends...they would all be there for me even if the work wasn't. The whole thing is imperfect... but we all try to make the most of the moments we do have together, and to really make them count.

      Hi Namisha - Truthfully at this point I haven't done it very well. I work... a lot. And there are tradeoffs. I sometimes miss out on things, and I feel extremely guilty when I have to cancel at the last minute. I don't want to let my friends and family down. And it can weigh on me. What I have learned is how extremely fortunate I am to have supportive, wonderful people in my life. My husband, my sister, my parents, and friends...they would all be there for me even if the work wasn't. The whole thing is imperfect... but we all try to make the most of the moments we do have together, and to really make them count.

  • mehervaswani
    3y ago

    How did you decide that you wanted to pursue journalism? How did you know that it was your purpose in life?

    How did you decide that you wanted to pursue journalism? How did you know that it was your purpose in life?

    • Rebecca Jarvis
      Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      Because of my mom and grandfather, I saw journalism up close as a child, and it was always something I admired, and thought sounded interesting. But it wasn't until I started working for the school newspaper in high school, then in college, that I really began to see it in action, and consider it as a career. I can still remember the moment I decided I had to give it a shot, I was sitting at my desk in investment banking, writing a sell-side memo (basically what you write when you want to lay out the reasons for potential buyers to own a company) and I thought to myself: I wish I was writing the story about this for the newspaper... I realized in that moment, I had to go for it, or I'd always wonder- what if?

      Because of my mom and grandfather, I saw journalism up close as a child, and it was always something I admired, and thought sounded interesting. But it wasn't until I started working for the school newspaper in high school, then in college, that I really began to see it in action, and consider it as a career. I can still remember the moment I decided I had to give it a shot, I was sitting at my desk in investment banking, writing a sell-side memo (basically what you write when you want to lay out the reasons for potential buyers to own a company) and I thought to myself: I wish I was writing the story about this for the newspaper... I realized in that moment, I had to go for it, or I'd always wonder- what if?

  • aishahan
    3y ago Pittsburgh, PA, United States

    Hi Rebecca, what was one of the biggest obstacles you had to cope with in your career(s)?

    Hi Rebecca, what was one of the biggest obstacles you had to cope with in your career(s)?

    • Rebecca Jarvis
      Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      Hi Aishahan - I think one obstacle was to be taken seriously. When I started, I was one of the youngest people at the table, and I wanted people to know I was willing to work hard, and to learn. I didn't want people to think I thought I had all the answers, but I also wanted them to know I would work hard, with integrity to find them, and to trust me and my work.

      Hi Aishahan - I think one obstacle was to be taken seriously. When I started, I was one of the youngest people at the table, and I wanted people to know I was willing to work hard, and to learn. I didn't want people to think I thought I had all the answers, but I also wanted them to know I would work hard, with integrity to find them, and to trust me and my work.

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    3y ago New York, NY, United States

    Hi Rebecca! Thank you very much for being our guest on AAMA! Did you always want to go into media and broadcast journalism?

    Hi Rebecca! Thank you very much for being our guest on AAMA! Did you always want to go into media and broadcast journalism?

    • Rebecca Jarvis
      Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      hi Bethany - thank you for the question! I would say yes, it was always a dream in the back of my mind (I had and do have lots of dreams!) but because I grew up around journalism - my my is a journalist and my grandfather was a journalist- I saw the merits of it from a very young age. I watched my mom do investigative work, and would listen as a child to her on the phone, peppering people from all walks of life with questions and thought to myself: how incredible that it's your job to ask questions and seek the truth.

      hi Bethany - thank you for the question! I would say yes, it was always a dream in the back of my mind (I had and do have lots of dreams!) but because I grew up around journalism - my my is a journalist and my grandfather was a journalist- I saw the merits of it from a very young age. I watched my mom do investigative work, and would listen as a child to her on the phone, peppering people from all walks of life with questions and thought to myself: how incredible that it's your job to ask questions and seek the truth.

  • Lauren Klein
    3y ago

    Hi Rebecca, would you be able to share where you see the news industry heading? Will it all go digital?

    Hi Rebecca, would you be able to share where you see the news industry heading? Will it all go digital?

    • Rebecca Jarvis
      Rebecca Jarvis ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      Hi Lauren, I think that the news industry will increasingly go digital but that TV will still be a platform. The way we tell stories will also change (and is constantly changing) with people sharing their voices in new and creative ways. I also see the rise of citizen journalism and people located in places where traditional newsrooms don't have assets becoming more and more important. That being said I think there is a huge amount of opportunity right now, more than ever, for people who want to tell stories thanks to the amount of outlets available. The barriers to enter and the gatekeepers still exists, but there are more places to share great storytelling.

      Hi Lauren, I think that the news industry will increasingly go digital but that TV will still be a platform. The way we tell stories will also change (and is constantly changing) with people sharing their voices in new and creative ways. I also see the rise of citizen journalism and people located in places where traditional newsrooms don't have assets becoming more and more important. That being said I think there is a huge amount of opportunity right now, more than ever, for people who want to tell stories thanks to the amount of outlets available. The barriers to enter and the gatekeepers still exists, but there are more places to share great storytelling.


Rebecca Jarvis
ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent

Rebecca Jarvis is the ABC News Chief Business, Technology & Economics Correspondent; and the Host, Creator, and Managing Editor of Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis. Jarvis reports for all ABC News programs and platforms including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” [...]

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