ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., December 4, 2007 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today received two Emmy Awards for Business & Financial Reporting, which recognize outstanding achievement in business and financial reporting. The 5th annual awards were presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in a luncheon ceremony held at the Rainbow Room in New York City.
"We are honored to be recognized with two Emmy Awards for Business & Financial Reporting," said Mark Hoffman, CNBC President. "These awards represent CNBC's goal and commitment to continually provide viewers with the in-depth news and information they have come to expect from us."
CNBC's monthly primetime business news magazine, "Business Nation," won in the category of Outstanding Investigative Reporting of a Business News Story-News Magazines and Long Form for its piece, "Prescription....and Pay-offs," reported by CNBC's David Faber, chief correspondent of "Business Nation." CNBC's Mitch Weitzner is executive producer and Alison O'Brien served as a producer on the story.
CNBC also received an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Documentary on a Business Topic for the network's two-hour original documentary, "Big Brother, Big Business," reported by CNBC correspondent David Faber. CNBC's VP Long Form and Special Programming, Josh Howard, served as executive producer and additional credits include producer Lori Gordon, coordinating producer Alison O'Brien and editor Patrick Ahearn.
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.
Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at http://nbcumv.com/cnbc/.