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CNBC's Carl Quintanilla Joins HBO's 'Real Sports'

He will continue to anchor the financial network's "Squawk on the Street" and "Squawk Alley."

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Carl Quintanilla

CNBC anchor Carl Quintanilla will join HBO's Emmy-winning Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

The announcement came Monday from HBO and Gumbel.

"Carl’s experience and on-air skills figure to boost our lineup tremendously,” said Gumbel in a statement. “Since the focus at Real Sports is primarily on financial and social issues in the world of sports, Carl’s background makes him a great fit for what we like to do."

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Quintanilla's role at CNBC will not change; he'll continue to anchor weekday programs Squawk on the Street and Squawk Alley.

Added Quintanilla: "The quality of [Real Sports'] reporting is as good as there has ever been on television, led by correspondents I've admired my entire career. I couldn't ask for a better team on which to play a part."

Real Sports has a history of signing correspondents associated with other networks. Veteran TV sports reporter Andrea Kremer is the chief correspondent of the NFL Network's recently formed health and player safety unit. Soledad O'Brien, who joined the show last year, also reports for Al Jazeera America. And Mary Carillo has several other jobs including a significant presence on NBC Sports during coverage of the Olympics.