Kori Hale

CEO
CultureBanx

Kori Hale is the CEO and Co-Founder of CultureBanx, a digital news platform redefining business and tech news for minorities through music. Her online platform delivers high quality content focused on market-driven stories, innovative products and services that culture leads the way in transforming. Prior to starting CultureBanx, Kori was part of the launch team for digital media millennial news company Cheddar. She has the distinct privilege of being the first black woman to anchor a daily news show from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Kori is also a leading Forbes contributor, covering the intersection of business and culture. Previously she was a TV Producer for CNBC’s top-rated shows Squawk on the Street and Squawk Alley. Before joining CNBC, Kori was an international producer for Bloomberg TV and a financial correspondent for TheStreet.com.

Kori’s passion for business news started with her role at UBS Investment Bank in London and continued when she returned to the states to work as an Investment Banker for Goldman Sachs.

She is an active public speaker and has presented at the SXSW Conference, Cannes Lions Festival, Forbes 30 Under 30 Conference, Mosaic Genius Gathering, Barclays Bank, UBS Investment Bank, Syracuse University and New York University.

Kori received her undergraduate degree in Finance from Hampton University and a Masters degree in Broadcast Digital Journalism from Syracuse University. She is passionate about the importance of the arts and community involvement. As a board member for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Kori is part of a generation of emerging arts supporters.

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