CNBC's 'Squawk Box' Adds New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin as Co-Host
NEW YORK - New York Times financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin is joining CNBC's Squawk Box team, while continuing his work for the Times.
The business news network said Friday that the CNBC contributor will join Joe Kernen and Becky Quick as co-host of the morning show, replacing Carl Quintanilla who has been made a co-anchor of Squawk on the Street with Melissa Lee.
"Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla made Squawk Box must-watch television thanks to their chemistry, creativity and, above all, content expertise," Nik Deogun, senior vp & editor in chief, business news at CNBC, said in an internal memo. "Replacing Carl on Squawk Box is no easy task, but we are thrilled to announce that Andrew Ross Sorkin is joining the CNBC team to co-host Squawk Box every morning with Joe and Becky."
Added Deogun: "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."
He said the journalist will continue to write his column for the Times, which has an online partnership with CNBC, as well as help oversee the Times' DealBook, the site for deal news that he founded.