Myers to o'see weekday business p'gramming
Signing another Bloomberg veteran, CNBC said Tuesday it has tapped Beatrice Myers to fill the newly created position of news director.
Hire is effective today.
At Bloomberg Television, Myers was exec producer for the network’s 24/7 U.S. programming, developing the successful ayem programs “Morning Call” and “Morning Markets.”
At CNBC, Myers will oversee production for all weekday business programming. Daytime block runs from 5 a.m.-7 p.m. ET.
“Expanding the depth and breadth of our coverage of the vast world of business is our main focus. Beatrice’s addition will enable the network to continue to evolve, and I look forward to having her put her imprint on all of CNBC’s Business Day programs,” CNBC senior veep David Friend said.
Myers’ counterpart is CNBC managing editor Judith Dobrzynski. Both report to Friend.
On Monday, CNBC announced it has hired former Bloomberg News exec Dylan Ratigan to create a 6 p.m. ET interview-style show. Program, which is still in development, is skedded to bow in late November.
Myers is an alum of NBC News, having worked at “The Today Show: Weekend Edition,” “NBC Nightly News” and “Real Life With Jane Pauley.”