Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 29, 2014– Ari Levy has been named Senior Technology Reporter for CNBC, it was announced today by Xana Antunes, CNBC Digital Executive Editor & Vice President. Starting on Monday, June 9, Levy will be based in San Francisco and responsible for day-to-day coverage of the biggest technology stories and trends in this dynamic and ever-changing industry for CNBC.
"Ari is a seasoned and well-regarded technology reporter and we are very excited to have him join the team," said Antunes. "His insight will be essential in helping us further advance our critically important technology coverage."
Levy most recently worked at Bloomberg News as a Technology Editor. There for over eleven years, he has reported on breaking news and enterprise stories in finance, markets and technology, with a focus in venture capital and emerging Web companies. Levy contributed to all Bloomberg outlets, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, TV and helped manage coverage of IPOs including Facebook, LinkedIn, Zynga and Twitter.
Before joining Bloomberg, Levy was an analyst at Thacher Associates, a New York-based corporate investigations firm. He holds a Master of Arts in History from Baruch College and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and History from Clark University.
Levy joins the CNBC Digital organization as CNBC continues to focus on its coverage of the technology industry. On air, CNBC recently added Squawk Alley to the network's business day programming line-up. Anchored from the New York Stock Exchange by Carl Quintanilla, Squawk Alley zeroes in on the intersection of Wall Street and technology, with coverage of new ideas, new technologies and breaking news and analysis on the titans of the industry.
In April, CNBC Digital posted 12.9 MM uniques, up 23% compared to last year at this time. (Source: April '14 comScore Multi-platform Report US).
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