Jason Gewirtz is the Vice President of News at CNBC. Previously he was the Executive Producer of "Halftime Report," "Fast Money" and "Power Lunch." Jason has also held Senior Producer positions on "Squawk Box" and "Closing Bell." He helped developed "Squawk on the Street" and "On The Money" for CNBC as well. Jason also has done extensive work overseas for CNBC covering the 2006 Second Lebanon War from the frontlines, he covered the financial collapse and riots in Greece and the Eurozone Financial Crisis from London. Jason has also made several trips to the Middle East for CNBC and CNBC Europe, covering the war in Gaza in 2009 and following Warren Buffett to Israel in 2006 where the billionaire investor made his first overseas purchase of a foreign company. Jason is also the senior producer of the CNBC documentary Beyond the Barrel, The Race to Fuel the Future which was shot on five continents.
Before coming to CNBC in 2001 Jason worked as a Producer for WABC-TV in New York City, WUSA-TV in Washington, DC, WOIO-TV in Cleveland, Ohio, WRGB-TV in Albany, New York and WPBN-TV in Traverse City Michigan.
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Master's from Syracuse University. Jason is a graduate of the Poynter Institute.
He also wrote a book called Israel's Edge — The Story of Talpiot, the IDF's Most Elite Unit which was published in 2016.