Courtney Ford has been in the NBC family for ten years and is currently a Field Producer for CNBC. Recent assignments have included field producing the network's BIG Power Lunch Road trip that highlighted the business leaders and innovators in five major U.S. cities and coverage at the BioTech National Convention.
In Courtney's year and half at CNBC she has been the coordinating producer for coverage of white collar crime. Courtney's diligence and energy at the Martha Stewart trial helped keep CNBC consistently ahead of its rival news organizations, including landing the first and only interview with Martha Stewart's team of attorneys, and beating other networks to air with sentencing news. Courtney's CNBC team was the first to break news that a mistrial had ended the first fraud trial of Tyco's former corporate executives. Her team also was first to air with verdict news in the trial of financier Frank Quattrone and news that former Enron chief Ken Lay had been indicted.
During both the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston and the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City Courtney coordinated the network's coverage on-site. Besides politicians and errant corporate officers, Courtney has also chased hurricanes, bringing CNBC viewers the economic side of recent storms that pummeled the South.
Before coming to CNBC, Courtney was an Assignment Editor at NBC News on both the foreign and domestic news desks. She assisted in the coverage of Sept. 11 and the Iraq War, where as Senior Editor on the Foreign Desk she monitored the troops of NBC News personnel embedded with military units.
Courtney also spent several years as an NBC Satellite Operations Manager, facilitating the needs of NBC News, the Today Show, Dateline and MSNBC.