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Simon Hobbs

Simon Hobbs
"Squawk on the Street" Co-Anchor

Simon Hobbs is an anchor based at the network's Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He currently co-anchors the 10AM ET hour of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" (M-F, 9AM-11AM 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.

Follow Simon Hobbs on Twitter @HobbsieNY.


  • Op-ed: EU Leaders' Comments Expand Beyond Greece Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 4:51 PM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    There are two major messages in statements released Wednesday night in Germany and France about their leaders' conference call with the Greek Prime Minister.  The first is that the feet of Greece will be held to the fire on austerity—that Athens MUST deliver on spending cuts, tax rises and speedy privatizations.

  • When Will Greece Say 'Enough Is Enough'? Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    EU leaders yesterday rounded on the new Head of the IMF calling her comments on Europe 'misguided'. Christine Lagarde's assessment is certainly stark. The former French Finance Minister argues economies are now in a 'new dangerous' phase' that requires Europe's banks be forced to recapitalize in order to cut the 'chain of contagion'.

  • Euro-Debt Problems Over? Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 7:15 PM ET
    Euro-Debt Problems Over?

    The ECB today swept in - buying Italian and Spanish bonds - pushing yields convincingly below 6%, with Charles Dallara, Institute for Int'l Finance.

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