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Ratigan leaving CNBC?

March 27, 2009

The New York Post is reporting Friday that CNBC “Fast Money” anchor Dylan Ratigan could be leaving the network after a dispute with vice president for strategic programming and development Susan Krakower.

Page Six writes, “Krakower — the VP for strategic programming and development who co-created ‘Fast Money’ with Ratigan — ‘is partially responsible for this. She’s been ignoring him for months and he couldn’t get the attention he deserved,’ the insider said.

“Page Six heard a tape of highly volatile Ratigan, who also co-anchors ‘The Call’ and ‘Closing Bell,’ ranting to a producer at a commercial break last summer: ‘Don’t ask me to talk about every [bleep]ing e-mail that comes up on the screen. I’m not going to host a [bleep]ing TV show that consists of reading [bleep]ing e-mails to [bleep]ing traders.’ He then accuses Krakower of never addressing his concerns in private. ‘You know what, Susan, I’m in the middle of hosting a show right now, so now is an unwelcome time to hear your voice . . . If you want to pull me off the show, please do,’ he roars. ‘[You are] rude and disrespectful. . . . You lie to me routinely.’

“Our source says Ratigan’s contract expires Wednesday and he’s talked to other networks. Another insider said, ‘Everybody is buzzing about this today. And at [CNBC Senior VP] Jonathan Wald‘s going-away party the other night, Dylan and [CNBC President] Mark Hoffman were barely speaking to each other. It also comes down to Dylan wanting to take his career to the next level with some new show, and I’m not sure CNBC is willing. But who knows, maybe they’ll make a last-minute deal with him to stay.'”

Read more here. CNBC denies the story.Â

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