Ron Insana is CNBC's senior analyst and commentator giving his perspective on important business stories. He also appears on "Squawk Box" once a month.
Previously, Insana was the anchor of CNBC's "Street Signs."
Insana joined CNBC in the 1991 merger with the Financial News Network. He has been a a regular contributor to NBC's "Today " and "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," as well as "Imus in the Morning" on MSNBC, and other programs when market activity warrants.
Insana began his career in 1984 as an FNN production assistant, rising to managing editor and chief of FNN's Los Angeles bureau at the time the two networks combined. While at FNN, he was nominated for a Golden ACE Award for his role in covering the 1987 stock market crash. "Trendwatching: Don't be Fooled by the Next Investment Fad, Mania, or Bubble," his third book, was published by Harpers Business in November, 2002. His first book, "Traders' Tales" (John Wiley), a compendium of anecdotes about Wall Street Life, was published in 1996. His second book, "The Message of the Markets," was published by Harpers Business in October 2000.
Insana was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy Award as part of NBC's coverage of 9/11, and in 1999, Insana was named one of the top 100 business news journalists of the century by TJFR Group.
He is also actively involved in Junior Achievement of New York, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, The Robin Hood Foundation and Autism Speaks.
Insana graduated with honors from California State University at Northridge.