About 

  • Mike Tarson is a Senior Producer at CNN Business. He oversees livestream operations for the site and leads production of "Markets Now' which streams live each week on CNN Business. He developed, launched and continues to supervise the show, and also works on a variety of other livestream shows and special projects across CNN Digital.

    Tarson started at CNN in 2007 as a Production Assistant on the Business Desk, where he was promoted to Associate Producer and then Writer/Producer. In those roles, he produced live hits from the New York Stock Exchange, wrote segments for CNN's business shows, and produced packages and interviews for the network. He transitioned to CNN Digital in 2014, becoming a Producer II where he began working on livestreams and digital video. Through the 2016 election cycle, he produced for CNN's Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans.

    Tarson grew up in Acton, Massachusetts and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder where he majored in Broadcast Journalism.