Brian A. Shactman joined CNBC in June 2007 as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for CNBC's business day programming.
Shactman has covered a range of stories for the network, including the original iPhone launch, the fall of Bear Stearns, the BP oil Spill and Hurricane Isaac. In 2012, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his coverage of the oil boom in North Dakota.
In September 2012, Shactman began covering sports business for thenetwork. Shactman also hosts "CNBC Sports Biz: Game On" on Fridaysat 7PM ET on NBC Sports Network.
In addition to his business day responsibilities, Shactman has reported documentaries for the network including "Cigarette Wars," "Beyond the Barrel: The Race to Fuel the Future," "America's Oil Rush," and "Dangerous Trade: Exotic Animals."
Shactman joined CNBC after his four-year tenure at WVIT, the NBC owned-and-operated station in Hartford, Conn. The last three of which he served as the morning news anchor for "NBC 30 News Today," the station's top-rated program.
Shactman covered a variety of stories, ranging from campaign finance reform and the scandal surrounding former Governor John Rowland, to the Red Sox winning the World Series in 2004.
Prior to joining NBC in 2002, Shactman held various positions at ESPN including analyst work on ESPNews, SportsCenter and on their flagship radio network. He also wrote, edited and produced content for ESPN.com. After leaving ESPN, Shactman remained active at the company, hosting a variety of national radio programs at ESPNRadio.
Shactman won the Associated Press award for a documentary on Hall of Fame basketball coach Geno Auriemma in 2003. He also received three regional Emmy nominations in 2002 for his sports anchoring and reporting.
Shactman earned a B.A. in English and history from Amherst College. He also has a Master of Arts degree in English literature from Clark University in Worcester, Mass.
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