New senior VP of biz news at CNBC
CNBC promoted Jonathan Wald to senior vice president of business news, succeeding David Friend, who left the business news channel after more than three years in that position.
Wald, a former executive producer of “Today” and of “NBC Nightly News,” has been executive producer of “On the Money,” CNBC’s rising 7 p.m. weekday show that focuses on the intersection of business and pop culture.
He will be responsible for the 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. programming block, which includes business-day programming plus “Kudlow & Company,” “Mad Money With Jim Cramer” and “On the Money.”
Wald will report to CNBC President Mark Hoffman, who announced the change Thursday.