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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.


  • Marriott's exchange move

    Marriott International is switching over from trading at the NYSE to the NASDAQ. Arne Sorenson, Marriott International CEO & president, discusses what's behind the hotel's move and what it means to shareholders. "The world has changed and the physical location of an exchange floor is much less important," Sorenson says.

  • IHG's Kinsell: Expects great success with Even Hotels

    Kirk Kinsell, president of IHG Americas, tells CNBC's Simon Hobbs Even Hotels are a total wellness offer; they give the opportunity to maintain dietary needs as well as get a great night's sleep.

  • Orbitz CEO: Focused on building great business

    After posting a lower Q3 profit, Barney Harford, Orbitz Worldwide CEO, tells CNBC's Simon Hobbs the travel site announced a strong Q3. For now, he's focused on the launch of Orbitz Rewards.

  • Social networking in the classroom

    Andrew Selepak, University of Florida director of social media masters program, and Anthony Rotolo, Syracuse University professor, discuss the advantages of using Twitter as a learning tool.

  • BlackBerry abandons sale plan

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs and James Faucette, Pacific Crest Securities, discuss what technologies can survive at BlackBerry. Faucette says, BlackBerry needs to make massive changes to its business structure.

  • BlackBerry CEO to step down

    Should people pay attention to who John Chen is? Boyd Erman, Capital Markets reporter at the Toronto Globe & Mail, talks about potential upside to Thorsten Heins stepping down and what interim CEO John Chen brings to the table.

  • Rep. Lee Terry: It's an issue of trust

    You can't trust the website, you can't trust the people in charge of the website, says Rep. Lee Terry, (R-NE ) discussing his frustration with technical and privacy issues related to the Healthcare.gov website.

  • Bull vs Bear: Yelp

    Shares of Yelp have tripled this year. Jon Najarian, Optionmonster, and Mike Murphy, Rosecliff Capital, debate whether investors should be long on Yelp.

  • Wyndham CEO on 'spectacular quarter'

    Counting the number of hotels, we are the largest hotel company in the world, says Stephen Holmes, chairman and CEO of Wyndham Worldwide, discussing his company's Q3 results. Wyndham shares were trading lower despite the strong showing.

  • Royal family gathers for Prince George's baptism

    The christening of Britain's newest royal will take place in a private ceremony today at the Chapel Royal at St. James Palace, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

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