CNBC’s Erin Burnett is ankling the Peacock’s financial cabler for CNN. Burnett will serve as CNN Worldwide’s chief business and economics correspondent and have a new daily show on the Turner news net, starting this summer. Burnett will begin working at CNN in June.
The anchor comes from “Squawk on the Street” and “Street Signs” on CNBC; before her tenure at that network, she worked at Bloomberg TV. She has worked for CNN before, when she served as a writer and booker on the program from 2000 to 2001.
Burnett’s experience includes several specials at CNBC: “India Rising: The New Empire,” “The Russian Gamble” and “On Assignment: Iraq,” among others.
The CNN job is the highest-profile gig yet for Burnett, who has appeared on talk shows and been the subject of several favorable profiles in print media over the last few years at CNBC.
“The experience I gained at CNBC and NBC News will be invaluable as I expand my focus,” said Burnett in a release issued by CNN. “I began my journalism career at CNN, so this is like coming home for me.”
Also in the release, CNN exec veep Ken Jautz praised his new hire, saying that Burnett’s reporting “will add depth and dimension to CNN’s ongoing reporting on the top stories facing the nation and the world.”