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Alex Crippen

Senior Coordinating Producer

Alex Crippen is senior coordinating producer at CNBC.com. He started with CNBC television in 1990. Crippen began his media career in affiliate TV and news radio. He holds a degree in economics from Wesleyan University.

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  • Warren Buffett's call for higher tax rates on the nation's wealthiest taxpayers got a high profile spotlight last night on NBC Nightly News, which aired a Tom Brokaw piece featuring a sit down interview with Buffett. This morning, on CNBC's Squawk Box, Brokaw joined Becky Quick, Carl Quintanilla and Joe Kernen to play an extended excerpt from his Buffett interview and to chat afterward.  Joe took the opportunity to challenge Buffett's views, getting into a quasi-debate with Brokaw.

  • Why Warren Buffett Made the Long Trip to Asia Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 2:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Becky Quick traveled exclusively with Warren Buffett on a whirlwind tour of China and South Korea.  In this report, she explains what lured Buffett away from home base in Omaha to make the big trip. That's followed by an interview with Buffett-watcher Whitney Tilson, to examine how to think and invest like Warren Buffett.

  • CNBC's Becky Quick traveled exclusively with Warren Buffett on a whirlwind tour of China and South Korea.  All this morning on Squawk Box, she is reporting in-depth on the trip and what it tells us about Buffett's investment philosophy.  In this excerpt from an interview with Buffett while he and Becky were flying to China, he talks about the prospects for his investment in that country and why the Chinese people should be petitioning to get one particular Berkshire Hathaway product.

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