Simon Hobbs is an anchor based at the network's Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He currently co-anchors the 10 a.m. hour of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. ET) live from the New York Stock Exchange. He joined CNBC in 1998.
Previously, Hobbs was based at CNBC in London where he had anchored "European Closing Bell" and "Europe Tonight." Hobbs also globe-trotted to host "The Leaders," a series of in-depth one-to-one interviews with the world's business and political elite.
In 2006, Hobbs was named Television Personality of the Year by the Association of International Broadcasters and has hosted high-level, international meetings for the European Union, the United Nations, the World Bank and environmental nongovernmental organizations.
Hobbs cut his teeth as a journalist with a decade in radio producing some of the biggest names in UK broadcasting. His work for news organizations includes the BBC, Reuters and Sky News.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in economics from the University College London.
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