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CNBC Hires New UK Presenter for Strictly Money

CNBC, the leading business and financial TV channel, has appointed Clare Garnett as a co-presenter on its new UK business and money programme, Strictly Money,based at the network’s regional headquarters in London.

Clare has more than six years broadcast news experience and joins from the Moscow-based English language, 24-hours international news channel RT, where she anchored the channel’s business programming.

Since joining the network in 2005, Clare has interviewed leading CEOs, MEPs and analysts on the latest Russian and international business news and provided in-depth coverage of the global stock markets. Clare previously worked as a radio journalist in Berkshire, where she grew up.

Clare will join Ross Westgate to co-present Strictly Money, CNBC’s new UK business and money programme which launches on 12th January (11am -12 noon UK time).

Barbara Stelzner, Vice President, News and Programming, EMEA at CNBC said, “Clare is a highly skilled journalist who is able to identify and give accurate analysis on the UK stories that matter. She’ll be a great co-host with Ross and a great addition to our news team.”

Strictly Money has been designed to become essential viewing for the retail investor, the small business owner, the professional and amateur investor alike. The programme is for anyone in the UK who cares about their wealth, who is serious about understanding the current environment for business, the economy and anyone who wants to build and protect their assets and investments.

In the first week, the programme will consider a range of topics including bank lending, property, the jobs market and the politics that are impacting people’s finances.

The programme will include advice from a panel of experts on a range of issues from cashflow to credit cards and pensions to tax policy. It will also interview CEOs who are making the news and who are the best of British business.

Stelzner added, “This is the first time that CNBC has produced a business programme only for a UK audience and will be Britain’s one stop shop for every investment question.

“We believe that it will become one of the most relevant programmes on TV for 2009. As well as addressing the needs of our core audience of CEOs, business leaders and City professionals, the programme will be for anyone for who has an interest in the UK economy or who is looking after their financial future.

“Whether it’s pension funds, investments, savings, property, mortgages, insurance or the latest economic news from the Treasury, everyone needs to keep ahead of events in this tough economic environment. The show will be a daily diet of advice and discussion that viewers can actively use to make informed decisions. With a range of experts, the show will give the inside track on managing financial affairs.”

Viewers will be able to contact the programme with their questions via email at strictlymoney@cnbc.com, and the show’s presenters will quiz the guest experts, giving the viewers the answers they need live on-air.

In the UK CNBC is available on all major pay-TV platforms – Sky (channel 505), Virgin (613) and Tiscali TV (510).

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