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Burnett: Rumors of cat fights overblown

October 9, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

In a short interview with TV Newser’s Alissa Krinsky, CNBC anchor Erin Burnett downplayed rumors of jealousy and fighting among the CNBC anchors, calling them “ridiculous.”

Erin BurnettHere is an excerpt:

3. TVNewser: Before I go on-air, I read:
Burnett: My daily packet at the New York Stock Exchange, prior to Squawk on the Street, includes the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, USA Today, New York Post and Daily News. I flip through all of them, read some articles in full and check a few favorite places. Some for serious news and some for fun. I like to read the horoscopes when I have time (while my anchor Mark Haines reads the comics).

4. TVNewser: Reports of behind-the-scenes rivalry among CNBC’s on-air women are…
Burnett: Ridiculous but give us some good laughs.

5. TVNewser: My favorite memory from Williams College:
Burnett: It is impossible to pick one! But many were sports-related, as one of the things I miss most is field hockey. I remember walking up to the field house from practice with two of my former teammates, roommates and still closest friends Sarah and Melissa. Those walks involved a lot of our best conversations about topics inappropriate for TVNewser.

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