CNBC plans to replace “Squawk Alley” with “Tech Check”
CNBC plans to replace “Squawk Alley,” a technology-focused hour that has been slotted at 11 a.m. since May 2014, with “TechCheck,” reports Brian Steinberg of Variety.
Steinberg reports, “The hour will be CNBC’s first that is anchored from both the east and west coasts. Jon Fortt and Carl Quintanilla, who have been anchoring “Squawk Alley,” will continue to hold forth from CNBC’s New Jersey studios, while Deirdre Bosa will join from California. Julia Boorstin, CNBC’s senior media and entertainment reporter will also take part regularly from Los Angeles. CNBC reporters including Josh Lipton and Kate Rooney will be featured, along with staffers from CNBC.com. Todd Bonin will be the show’s senior executive producer.
“‘Investors now have embraced a broad universe of technology stocks and understand deeply how those companies are changing the way we live,’ said Dan Colarusso, senior vice president of CNBC Business News, in a prepared statement. ‘‘TechCheck’ will be the place where CNBC plugs into their thinking and arms them to make the most of those opportunities.’
“Executives expect the show to focus on FAANG stocks, emerging public companies and tech start-ups, while addressing big changes in sectors including energy, transportation, gaming and media.”
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