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Rick Santelli

CNBC On-Air Editor

Rick Santelli joined CNBC Business News as on-air editor in June 1999, reporting live from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. His focus is primarily on interest rates, foreign exchange and the Federal Reserve.

Santelli is a regular contributor to CNBC's "Squawk on the Street " (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. ET).

A veteran trader and financial executive, Santelli has provided live reports on the markets in print and on local and national radio and television. He joined CNBC from the Institutional Financial Futures and Options at Sanwa Futures, L.L.C. There, he was a vice president handling institutional trading and hedge accounts for a variety of futures related products.

Prior to that, Santelli worked as vice president of Institutional Futures and Options at Rand Financial Services Inc., served as managing director at the Derivative Products Group of Geldermann Inc., and was vice president in charge of Interest Rate Futures and Options at the Chicago Board of Trade for Drexel, Burnham, Lambert. Santelli began his career in 1979 as a trader and order-filler at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in a variety of markets, including gold, lumber, CDs, T-bills, foreign currencies and livestock.

He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana with a Bachelor of Science degree. Santelli has been a member of both the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade.

Follow Rick Santelli on Twitter @RickSantelli .

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  • Fueling the Future with Nat Gas     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the technology available to convert vehicles to run on natural gas, and Dan Morrison, GHS Securities, discusses the outlook on nat gas prices and its impact on producers.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on how to fuel up your nat gas powered car at home. And the politics of natural gas, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Also, debating whether fracking for oil and gas causes earthquakes, with Bill Ellsworth, U.S. Geological Survey, and Bill Richardson, former Energy Secretary.

  • After roughly five hours, Rick Santelli completes his conversion of a pickup truck so that it can run on both natural gas and gasoline.

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