Julia Boorstin is CNBC’s senior Media & Entertainment Reporter, with a special focus on the intersection of media and technology. She leads the CNBC Disruptor 50, an annual list highlighting private companies transforming the economy and challenging established industries, which she created in 2013. She also pioneered CNBC’s ‘Closing the Gap’ coverage of women in business. Additionally, she reported a documentary for the network, “Stay Tuned…The Future of TV.” Boorstin joined CNBC in 2006 from Fortune Magazine where she was a writer and reporter since 2000. In her time at Fortune, she contributed weekly to CNN Headline News’ “Street Life” business coverage. In 2003, 2004 and 2006, The Journalist and Financial Reporting newsletter named Boorstin to the “TJFR 30 under 30’ list of the most promising business journalists under 30 years old. She also worked for the State Department’s delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and for Vice President Gore’s domestic policy office. She graduated with honors from Princeton University with a B.A. in history. She is based in Los Angeles where she lives with her husband and their two sons.