Barnako: CNBC staff need agents
Marketwatch media writer Frank Barnako muses that the newly announced Fox Business Channel will come after some of the talent at rival business cable news network CNBC.
Barnako wrote, “If you’re working at CNBC and don’t have an agent yet, get one now. The 45th richest man in the world is shopping for talent.”
Later, he added, “Having worked in broadcast newsrooms, I can only imagine the intrigue at GE’s money channel. It’s all supply and demand, as the anchors and reporters know, and frequently report. Over the years, CNBC has put the spotlight on many of them and given them more than 15 minutes of fame. That makes them ‘stars’ to many viewers, and ‘supply’ for Fox’s demand.
“Neil Cavuto, senior vice president and managing editor of business news at Fox, was hired away from CNBC about eight years ago. He still has friends and favorites over there. You can bet his voice mailbox is full.”
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