Power Lunch

Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan
"Power Lunch" Co-Anchor

Brian Sullivan is co-anchor of CNBC's "Power Lunch" (M-F,1PM-3PM ET), one of the network's longest running programs, as well as the host of the daily investing program "Trading Nation." He is also a frequent guest on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and other NBC properties.

In his 20 years of financial journalism and television experience, Sullivan has reported from five continents. He has been twice nominated for the prestigious Loeb Award; one for being recognized as among the first financial journalists to highlight the risks of the housing bubble in 2007, and the other for the 2013 CNBC documentary "America's Gun: The Rise of the AR-15."

Prior to CNBC, Sullivan served as an anchor at Fox Business News as well as a producer, reporter and anchor for Bloomberg Television.

Sullivan has a B.A. in political science from Virginia Tech, where he serves on the Alumni Board, as well as a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. In his free time he is an avid race car driver with two SCCA divisional championships.


  • Election-proof portfolio: Finding safety in markets

    David Lebovitz, JPMorgan Asset Management global market strategist, and Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management chief equity strategist and senior portfolio manager, discuss how investors should position their portfolios ahead of the election.

  • A Fed look ahead

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses what he is watching ahead of the Fed's two-day policy meeting outcome.

  • Trading Nation: Small cap stocks slide

    Eddy Elfenbein, Crossing Wall Street blog, and Ari Wald, Oppenheimer, discuss small cap stock performance with Brian Sullivan.

  • NJ gas tax hike

    Tom Kloza, Oil Price Information Service co-founder and Global Head of Energy Analysis, weighs in on the Colonial Pipeline in explosion in Alabama, and the gas tax hike in New Jersey.

  • Lutz: Tesla's stock will go nowhere but south

    Bob Lutz, former GM vice chairman, VLF Automotive CEO and CNBC Contributor, weighs in on October's solid auto sales, General Motors and Tesla.

  • Apple TV, Apple Store

    Andy Hargreaves, Pacific Crest Securities senior research analyst, discusses where he sees flaws in Apple TV, and possible improvements.

  • Peter Thiel makes the case for Trump

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports highlights from what venture capitalist and hedge fund manager Peter Thiel had to say on the U.S. economy and his support for Donald Trump at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

  • Smaltz on FBI probe: Investigation bungled at inception

    Don Smaltz, fmr. Independent counsel to investigate Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy, and Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post Cyber Security Reporter, weigh in on the FBI's probe into Clinton emails.

  • Economic indicators to watch before election day

    CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow weighs in on CNBC's All-American Economic Survey results.

  • Ware on Apple: Expect decent cycle next 3 to 4 quarters

    Jason Ware, Albion Financial CIO and Apple shareholder, weighs in on Apple following the company's fourth-quarter earnings report.

Host Bios

  • Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

    As CNBC's chief international correspondent, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera appears on CNBC's Business Day programming.

  • Melissa Lee

    Melissa Lee is the host of CNBC's “Fast Money” and “Options Action.”

  • Tyler Mathisen

    "Power Lunch" & “Nightly Business Report” Co-Anchor