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John Jannarone Named Senior Writer for CNBC

Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 3:27 PM ET

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 20, 2013 – John Jannarone has been named Senior Writer for CNBC Digital it was announced today by Jeff Nash, CNBC Digital Deputy Managing Editor, Enterprise. Starting on Tuesday, January 14 and reporting to Nash, Jannarone will be responsible for providing news and analysis on how the day's top business and economic stories impact investors.

"John is a well-respected journalist who brings Wall Street training and in-depth stock analysis to his daily reporting," said Nash. "He is deeply connected, has incredible sources and is an insightful news breaker. We are very excited to have him on our team."

Jannarone joins CNBC Digital as it brings a record year to a close. In 2013, CNBC.com posted nine of its best ten months in terms of monthly unique visitors and is now consistently in the top ten in its comScore category. Additionally, last month, the site's total video viewers were up 224% compared to the same time period as last year (Source: comScore Video Metrix, US, Content Videos - November 2013).

Jannarone most recently worked at the Wall Street Journal. There for the past five years, he has reported and wrote stories on global consumer products, technology and hedge funds for the widely followed investment-focused section "Heard on the Street." In addition, Jannarone spent a year as the lead corporate reporter, overseeing financial coverage of the major United States media companies.Prior, Jannarone spent two years as the Deputy Bureau Chief at the Dow Jones Newswires' Singapore Bureau, where he managed a team of six reporters and contributed to stories covering Southeast Asia.

Before becoming a journalist, Jannarone was a trader and strategist at The Hartnett Group, developing and implementing trading strategies for multimillion dollar derivatives portfolios. Prior to The Hartnett Group, Jannarone launched his career as an Analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Jannarone holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University, where he graduated Cum Laude. He speaks Japanese and spent several months studying in Kyoto under a Stanford University program.

About CNBC:

With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD , CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to more than 395 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 16 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night is the all new CNBC Prime featuring a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC including "American Greed" and "Crime Inc." and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include CNBC.com, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/cnbc/