Peter Schacknow has served as Senior Producer at CNBC's Breaking News Desk since March 2006, producing breaking news stories for the daytime shows as well as serving as writer and copy editor for CNBC's flagship morning show "Squawk Box." He also writes and voices weekend features for CNBC Radio. Prior to that, Schacknow spent seven years as morning anchor and reporter at Bloomberg Radio, specializing in business news and financial market coverage.
While at Bloomberg, Schacknow was nominated as Best Business Anchor by the New York Air Awards, and won an award from the NYS Society of CPAs for his "Tax Smart Now" series. This marks Schacknow's second stint at CNBC: he was an original employee of the network back in 1989, serving as producer and on-air reporter until 1999. His experience also includes time at the CBS, ABC, and UPI Radio Networks, as well as radio stations WOR (New York), WGSM and WLIR (Long Island), and WVBR-FM and WTKO (Ithaca, N.Y).
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