Griffeth named co-anchor of “Nightly Business Report”
CNBC announced Wednesday that Bill Griffeth has been named co-anchor of “Nightly Business Report,” an evening business news program produced by CNBC for U.S. public television.
Griffeth will join his one-time anchor partner, Sue Herera, on Monday, March 12.
CNBC marked five years of producing NBR in early March and has seen a 20 percent increase in audience for the program over that time.
He replaces Tyler Mathisen, who is taking on a new role at CNBC as vice president, event strategy. Mathisen will also continue to co-anchor CNBC’s “Power Lunch.”
“I am thrilled to be a part of Nightly Business Report, a show with a rich history and tradition of excellence,” said Griffeth in a statement. “Tyler has left some big shoes to fill, but I am up for the challenge and look forward to working once again with my longtime friend, colleague and college classmate — Sue Herera.”
Griffeth is one of the most respected financial journalists in the country. He joined CNBC in 1991 when NBC purchased Financial News Network. Griffeth has anchored a number of programs for the network through the years, including most recently, “Closing Bell.”
He is an award-winning journalist and has authored four books. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge, and received an honorary doctorate from the university in 2017.
“Since CNBC began producing NBR five years ago, the program has seen strong growth in viewership and has become a destination for some of the best storytelling in business news,” said Nikhil Deogun, senior vice president and editor in chief of business news, in a statement. “I want to thank Tyler for his incredible work on NBR, and I am confident that with Bill and Sue at the anchor desk, the program is well-positioned for future success.”