Host of CNBC’s “Crowd Rules” flexes his muscles
Nicole Lyn Pesce of the New York Daily News profiles NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan, who is the co-host of the new CNBC show called “Crowd Rules.”
Pesce writes, “‘This show is a perfect gig for me,’ says Kiernan, who covered business for CNN before the Big Apple became smitten with his morning banter on NY1. ‘It’s a chance for me to flex different muscles and have some fun.’
“In ‘Crowd Rules,’ premiering May 14, three small companies plea for a $50,000 prize to save their struggling business each week. Kiernan and his co-host, jewelry designer Kendra Scott, drill the entrepreneurs on their business plan before a studio audience votes on who gets the investment.
“‘I canceled my family vacation for this,’ says Kiernan at the final taping. ‘I spent 36 hours in Mexico. I left, and my family stayed behind. But I’m really excited about this show.’
“‘Crowd Rules’ filmed eight episodes in a week and a half in April. Fortunately, ‘Crowd Rules’ was shot in Chelsea Market, which also houses NY1. ‘Whatever ridiculous taping schedule they want to set up for me, I can take the elevator and walk down the hall,’ Kiernan says.”