I have the greatest job. For 20 years now I have been coming into work every morning at CNBC and making sure"Squawk Box" makes it on TV. It's a really good gig.
We started it in a humble studio in an office building in Fort Lee, New Jersey, back in 1995. The original team was Joe Kernen, David Faber, Maria Bartiromo, and the late Mark Haines. We later moved to a new global state-of-the-art, all-digital facility here in Englewood Cliffs NJ.
Along the way, Mark and David went on to launch our sister show, "Squawk on the Street," Carl Quintanilla and Becky Quick joined the program, and then after that Andrew Ross Sorkin came to CNBC. Each addition helped the show evolve and made us better. And if you ask Joe (yes Joe and I have been doing this together for 20 years), I am sure he would agree with me. We both have been blessed that we get to do what we love.
"Squawk Box" has always been about doing things a little differently. It's been about leveling the playing field for individual investors, giving them access to headline guests and instant analysis of news as it was happening, rather than waiting until it was written and edited in the teleprompter. It's been about breaking news, but also about breaking the traditional TV format along the way.