OLD Media Moves

Gharib leaves “Nightly Business Report,” replaced by Herera

January 2, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

Susie-GharibSusie Gharib, who has been co-anchor of “Nightly Business Report” for the past 16 years, has left the business news show on public television.

Her last day on the air was Wednesday, a spokeswoman confirmed to Talking Biz News. She is being replaced by long-time CNBC anchor Sue Herera. CNBC bought the show in 2013.

She will be a CNBC contributor and a senior special correspondent for Fortune.

Former “Nightly Business Report” co-anchor Tom Hudson told Talking Biz News:

Susie is a top-notch business journalist who was a wonderful colleague during my time with NBR. She was welcoming as a co-anchor and a great collaborator as we worked together for the three years I was with the program.  Susie’s time at NBR spanned the modern markets, from the dot com bubble to 9/11 to the Great Recession. Her steady, sharp and accessible reporting has been a hallmark of business television news for years.  I am proud of her and I am eager to see her next journalism endeavor.

I don’t know Ms. Herera except by her work, which is incisive and insightful delivered in an approachable manner in my opinion. I have confidence NBR viewers will welcome her to the program.

Gharib joined “Nightly Business Report” in 1998 after a distinguished 20-year career working at some of America’s most prestigious print and broadcast organizations, including CNBC, NBC, ESPN, and WABC-TV/New York.

Gharib launched her career as a business journalist at Fortune magazine where she was a senior writer and associate editor. Her previous work includes reporter positions at Newsweek, Associated Press and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Here is the note sent out by CNBC senior vice president and editor in chief Nik Deogun:

I am pleased to announce that Sue Herera will expand her responsibilities and join Tyler Mathisen as co-anchor of “Nightly Business Report,” the longest running business news program on television.
By just about any measure, NBR has grown significantly since CNBC started producing the public television program nearly two years ago. CNBC’s editorial newsgathering resources has helped NBR become a more vital, interesting and informative program.  
A key part of NBR’s development and success has been the role of Susie Gharib, who has been affiliated with the program for the past 16 years. Susie is now moving on to an exciting opportunity but I am happy to say that she will remain a contributor to NBR and CNBC.
NBR viewers have become very familiar with Sue as she has filled in as host of the show many times in the past 18 months. Sue was one of the first women to break into the world of broadcast business news and in her more than 25 years with CNBC, she has provided viewers with a seasoned perspective on the major stories and issues moving the markets.
Sue will start co-anchoring NBR on Jan. 5.


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