OLD Media Moves

Liz Claman leaving CNBC; is Fox Business Network next for her?

July 19, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

Liz Claman, who anchors the CNBC show “Morning Call” five days a week from 10 a.m. until noon, is leaving the network, according to the TVNewser web site.

Liz ClamanCNBC confirmed the departure in a memo. Speculation is that she will join Fox Business Network, which will go live on Oct. 15.

One hour of the show’s time will be taken by an expanded version of “Squawk on the Street” with Mark Haines and Erin Burnett, which previously has been airing only for an hour, according to this CNBC release

Claman, an award-winning journalist, joined CNBC in April 1998, after spending three years as an anchor/reporter for NBC affiliate WHDH-TV, Boston. During that time, she also served as contributing correspondent for the NBC-syndicated daytime show, “RealLife.”

Prior to that, Claman was an anchor at WEWS-TV (ABC) in Cleveland, where she won an Emmy Award for Best Morning Anchor for her work on the two-hour morning show, “Morning Exchange.” She also gained recognition for her live coverage of Hurricane Andrew and the historic floods in Des Moines, Iowa.

Claman began her on-camera career at the ABC affiliate WSYX-TV in Columbus, Ohio –- first as a reporter and then, a weekend anchor. Her first foray into television news was as a news intern, and then a news associate at KCBS-TV, Los Angeles. There, at age 23, she became the youngest person in the history of the station to win a local Emmy for Best Spot News Producer. Claman also won a Los Angeles Golden Mike Award for contributing to the station’s coverage of the 1987 Los Angeles Earthquake.Â

Since joining CNBC, she has anchored shows ranging from “Today’s Business,” “Wake Up Call,” “Morning Call,” and “MarketWrap.”

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