CNBC hires Colarusso from Reuters as senior VP
CNBC chairman Mark Hoffman sent out the following announcement on Thursday:
I am very pleased to announce that Dan Colarusso will join CNBC as Senior Vice President, Business News. In this role, Dan will oversee our television news content, coverage and production. He will report directly to me and have a dotted line to Sat Brainch, President, CNBC Business News Worldwide, and work closely with Jay Yarow, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of CNBC Digital, and John Casey, Senior Vice President of International News & Programming.
A sincere thank you to Nick Dunn, Lacy O’Toole, Craig Bengtson and Scott Matthews for their leadership and support throughout these past few months. With their guidance we didn’t miss a beat and that’s a credit to them and our extraordinary team.
Dan, who will start at CNBC next month, comes with an impressive journalism background. He joins us from Reuters where he was Executive Editor of Digital, responsible for news coverage and editorial direction for its consumer online platforms, digital video products and social media components worldwide. He is also the founding editor of ReutersTV, a cutting-edge video news app for mobile, desktop and OTT platforms.
Prior to joining Reuters in late 2011, Dan held a number of leadership positions at well-respected news organizations. Those include, U.S. Managing Editor of Bloomberg Television, Managing Editor of CondeNast’s Portfolio.com and Business Editor and Metro Editor of the New York Post. Dan was one of the original employees at TheStreet, serving as a columnist and Deputy Editor, and his freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, Barron’s, Institutional Investor and The Daily Beast.
Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.
Please join me in thanking Nick, Lacy, Craig and Scott and welcoming Dan to CNBC.
Nikhil Deogun, former senior vice president and editor in chief at CNBC, left in September for public relations firm Brunswick Group.