CNBC's Kneale unsure about his job
Vince Veneziani of The Business Insider interviewed CNBC‘s Dennis Kneale and got his opinion about a variety of topics, including his opinions about his co-workers and his future at the business news network.
Veneziani writes, “It isn’t clear whether all four anchors of ‘Power Lunch’ will hold on to their spots in the one-hour remake. Kneale himself admits he doesn’t know: ‘They haven’t told us,’ he says of CNBC brass.
“This just as Dennis’s contract is due to run out at CNBC. After a 25-year career at The Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine, he joined CNBC in October of 2007. Given that the average contract in television is three years, that means his contract is likely coming up for renewal this fall. So far, CNBC hasn’t told him whether it will keep him around. ‘All my life I’ve worked at basically three places. I’m not sure what I’ll do,’ he says.
“Kneale’s story of his time at CNBC is interwoven with interesting tales. He got a shot at his own show in late April of last year. CNBC asked him to solo anchor, for one week, the 8:00 PM show ‘CNBC Reports.’ He invented his own catch-phrase – ‘I’m sellin’ the hope!’ — and picked a nasty fight with bloggers. He also tangled with market doomsayers and recited his mantra: ‘We’re gonna be okay.'”
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