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CNBC Names NYT's Sorkin New 'Squawk Box' Anchor

Scribe replaces Quintanilla, will continue to write for the 'Times' 7/15/2011 01:14:45 PM Eastern

CNBC has hired New York Times journalist Andrew
Ross Sorkin as the new co-anchor of Squawk Box, the network confirmed
Friday.

He will host alongside Becky Quick and Joe Kernen on the
6 a.m. show and continue to write his column for the Times and oversee
his online news site, DealBook.

"As a CNBC contributor, Andrew has long been an extended
member of both the CNBC and Squawk families, and we're pleased he will
now be a part of our morning team," said Nik Deogun, SVP and editor in chief,
business news at CNBC, in an internal memo obtained by B&C. "Through
his articles and columns, his book Too Big to Fail, and his appearances
on CNBC and elsewhere, he has proven to be one of the premier financial
journalists in the country."

Sorkin replaces Carl Quintanilla on the program, who on
Monday moved over to co-anchor morning show Squawk on the Stree
t with
Melissa Lee.

Quintanilla and Lee replaced former Squawk on the
Street
host Erin Burnett, who jumped to CNN,
and the late Mark Haines, who passed away in May.

 

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