CNBC names new anchors for “Closing Bell,” “Worldwide Exchange”
Nikhil Deogun, senior vice president and editor of business news at CNBC, sent out the following announcement to the staff on Wednesday:
I am pleased to announce some changes coming to CNBC, effective next week.
As many of you are aware, CNBC’s event and conference business has become a priority for the company. Since our first Delivering Alpha conference in 2011, we have leaned on Tyler Mathisen to play a key role on stage at a variety of our live events. Now, with the business growing rapidly (we will host about 20 conferences in 2018), I have asked Tyler to take on a bigger role behind the scenes as well. As Vice President of Event Strategy, Tyler will work closely with Jonathan Meyers and his team to grow the business and create compelling experiences for attendees and sponsors.
Tyler will continue as co-anchor of “Power Lunch,” but his new managerial duties mean he will no longer co-anchor “Nightly Business Report,” our award-winning public television program.
As a result, Bill Griffeth will join his one-time partner, Sue Herera, as co-anchor of NBR. I can think of few people better suited to co-anchor such an important newscast. Bill has filled in on many occasions, and I’m sure his unflappable manner, sense of humor and extensive market knowledge will delight the loyal NBR audience. With Sue and Bill at the helm, NBR will continue to be positioned for success.
Wilfred Frost and Sara Eisen have done a superb job anchoring “Worldwide Exchange” since we re-launched the program from our headquarters more than two years ago. Now, they will both be taking on new responsibilities. Wilfred will co-anchor “Closing Bell” at 3 pm alongside Kelly Evans, bringing to the show his deep reporting on the banking beat as well as the unique perspective of someone who has managed money as an investment professional.
Upon returning from maternity leave, Sara Eisen—in addition to co-anchoring the 10 am hour of “Squawk on the Street”—will join the “Power Lunch” ensemble of Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Melissa Lee and Tyler Mathisen, providing the show her expertise in currency markets and global consumer brands.
Finally, Brian Sullivan will take over the anchor spot at “Worldwide Exchange,” starting our day with his signature passion and energy. Brian will also serve as Senior National Correspondent for the network. He has done a tremendous job in the field, covering everything from turmoil in the oil patch to hurricanes, and has become a go-to correspondent for many of our biggest stories. This new role will give us further flexibility to deploy Brian and tap into his on-the-ground reporting capabilities.
Please join me in congratulating Bill, Brian, Sara, Tyler and Wilfred on their new assignments