ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. September 17, 2007 --- CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced that Joe Kernen, co-anchor of CNBC's signature morning program "Squawk Box" (6AM-9AM ET), has signed a multi-year deal to remain with the network.
"Joe is a key member of the CNBC team and I couldn't be happier that he'll be with the network into the next decade," said Mark Hoffman, CNBC President. "His smart, quick and in-depth market insight and his experience continue to equip our viewers with the news and information they need before the markets open."
CNBC's "Squawk Box" is a fast paced, irreverent look at Wall Street and the ultimate "pre-market" morning news program. Co-anchored by Kernen, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla, "Squawk Box" is the longest running program on CNBC.
"I'm thrilled to continue my longstanding association with CNBC," Kernen said. "I've been on 'Squawk Box' since its beginning 11 years ago, and I don't want to go anywhere else. Business and commerce make the world go round, and business news is a bona fide growth engine for the media. I'm proud to be reporting such important stories."
Kernen came to CNBC in the 1991 merger with Financial News Network (FNN), having joined FNN after a ten-year career as a stockbroker. After training at Merrill Lynch, Kernen rose to the level of Vice President at both EF Hutton and Smith Barney.
Kernen holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and a master's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business information to more than 340 million homes worldwide, including more than 95 million households in the United States and Canada. The network's Business Day programming (weekdays from 5:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and also includes reports from CNBC news bureaus worldwide. Additionally, CNBC viewers can manage their individual investment portfolios and gain additional in-depth information from on-air reports by accessing http://www.cnbc.com.
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