CNBC's Quick on delivering morning biz news
Ian Spelling of the Bergen Record interviewed CNBC anchor Becky Quick about her job.
“We work early hours, from 6 to 9 a.m., which means we’re in at 4/4:30 a.m. and already drinking our caffeine, reading all the morning’s papers and digging through the computers to find out what’s happened since everybody went to sleep the night before. The great thing about being on so early is that you get all the news as it hits the wires. My co-anchors, Joe Kernen and Carl Quintanilla, and I love that more than anything because we love getting the news live, while we’re on the air, and trying to interpret exactly what it means, how to ask the best questions, so we can set the business agenda for the day. We need to tell people what they should be thinking about before the market even opens.”
“I have checked out [the adoring-fan site] BeckyQuick.com, but I’ve not spoken with the guy who set it up. My brothers get a kick out of it and they make fun of me, and they’ve threatened to sell anything I’ve left at my parents’ house. It’s flattering and it’s funny. But it’s not what we’re ultimately about. The news and the stories are much more important than what we look like doing it, but it does make you laugh.”
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