Earlier this week, we told the tale of your Breaking News producer (yours truly) nearly being run over by the “Hucky Express” -- as pharmaceuticals reporter Mike Huckman raced over with breaking news.
Thursday, it was the ”Faber Flyer” that nearly knocked me over -- as David Faber found out that CNBC's parent company General Electric had dropped out of any potential bids for Dow Jones.
Ordinarily, when a reporter breaks a story, they consult with me about what they’ll be reporting, we prepare elements as quickly as possible, and they go on the air.
Today, we abandoned that procedure. All I saw was David flying down the stairs, running towards me and saying, “GE’s out of the bidding for Dow Jones, get me on NOW!”