Ron Insana

CNBC Senior Analyst & Commentator

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."

He joined CNBC in the 1991 merger with the Financial News Network (FNN). 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. He has published several books: "Trendwatching: Don't Be Fooled by the Next Investment Fad, Mania, or Bubble" (2002); "Traders' Tales" (1996); and "The Message of the Markets" (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.

Follow Ron Insana on Twitter @rinsana.


  • Stop expecting the Fed to surprise you: Insana Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 2:19 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, speaks at The Economic Club of New York on April 16, 2014.

    Once again, the Fed dissed those calling for a more "hawkish" statement. Here's what the Yellen Fed is preoccupied with, says Ron Insana.

  • Shale shortage in Monterey  Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the amount of recoverable oil from the Monterey shale shaft is much smaller than originally thought. CNBC contributor Ron Insana provides insight.

  • Realities of world oil  Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    What if Mexico, the U.S. and Canada put their energy resources into one basket? CNBC contributor Ron Insana, says if combined, the resources of these partners could easily change the dynamics of world oil markets.