CNBC hires Jannarone from Wall Street Journal
John Jannarone has been named senior writer for CNBC Digital, it was announced Friday by Jeff Nash, CNBC digital deputy managing editor, enterprise.
Starting on Jan. 14 and reporting to Nash, Jannarone will be responsible for providing news and analysis on how the day’s top business and economic stories impact investors.
“John is a well-respected journalist who brings Wall Street training and in-depth stock analysis to his daily reporting,” said Nash in a statement. “He is deeply connected, has incredible sources and is an insightful news breaker. We are very excited to have him on our team.”
Jannarone joins CNBC Digital as it brings a record year to a close. In 2013, CNBC.com posted nine of its best ten months in terms of monthly unique visitors and is now consistently in the top ten in its comScore category.
Jannarone most recently worked at the Wall Street Journal. There for the past five years, he has reported and wrote stories on global consumer products, technology and hedge funds for the widely followed investment-focused section “Heard on the Street.”
In addition, Jannarone spent a year as the lead corporate reporter, overseeing financial coverage of the major United States media companies.Prior, Jannarone spent two years as the Deputy Bureau Chief at the Dow Jones Newswires’ Singapore Bureau, where he managed a team of six reporters and contributed to stories covering Southeast Asia.
Before becoming a journalist, Jannarone was a trader and strategist at The Hartnett Group, developing and implementing trading strategies for multimillion dollar derivatives portfolios. Prior to The Hartnett Group, Jannarone launched his career as an Analyst at Morgan Stanley.
Jannarone holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University, where he graduated Cum Laude. He speaks Japanese and spent several months studying in Kyoto under a Stanford University program.