Eisen to anchor “Closing Bell;” Brennan moves to 10 a.m. slot for “Squawk on the Street”
Dan Colarusso, senior vice president of business news at CNBC, sent out the following announcement on Friday:
The past few months have forced many changes upon us at CNBC. We’ve shifted locations, learned to do our own makeup and found joy in Microsoft Teams. I want to announce a few other changes – the positive kind – to some of our on-air teams.
Beginning Mon., June 22, Sara Eisen will be spending her time and considerable booking skills exclusively on Closing Bell along with Wilfred Frost building on the progress the show has made over the past year. We want Sara to have the ability to focus on a part of the day that, while always crucial, has become even more critical to our audience in these volatile times.
Morgan Brennan will move from Squawk Alley to co-anchor the 10AM ET hour of Squawk on the Street, from which she can deliver the full range of her beat expertise from developments in the emerging commercial space industry to the stalwarts of the global defense complex. She’ll have some time to get accustomed to her new slot with Carl Quintanilla and David Faber before she heads out on maternity leave later this summer.
In Squawk Alley, we’ll be taking advantage of our social distance to work on a show that has stronger West Coast components and help cement it as a prime destination for technology coverage and bold-faced names in the sector. For now, a rotating cast of correspondents and anchors will join Jon Fortt and Carl in the show to start to put that vision in place.
Rarely does an organization get to transition from one strength to another; this is one of those times and we’re very much looking forward to watching it develop