As Bartiromo Departs, Kelly Evans, Becky Quick Get More CNBC Screen Time

Business-news outlet gives spotlight to other staffers as veteran bids adieu

CNBC has moved quickly to fill what is soon to be Maria Bartiromo’s empty anchor chair.

The business-news cable outlet set Kelly Evans in Bartiromo’s roost on “Closing Bell,” co-anchoring  on an interim basis with veteran Bill Griffeth at 3 p.m. and hosting the 4 p.m. hour of the program along with an ensemble of CNBC reporters, according to a memo from CNBC CEO and President Mark Hoffman.

Becky Quick, a veteran of CNBC’s ayem “Squawk Box,” will fill in on “On The Money,” a syndicated half-hour program from CNBC that Bartiromo has hosted. Other reporters are slated to follow Quick, according to the memo, until a permanent replacement is named.

The moves suggest CNBC sees a chance to gain notice for other members of its staff in the wake of Bartiromo’s departure, slated for November 24. As disclosed Monday, the popular CNBC anchor is slated to join Fox Business Network, according to published reports, though the 21st Century Fox-owned outlet has made no announcement of her hire at present. Bartiromo, a presence on CNBC for 20 years, first came to notice delivering reports from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, and her willingness to broadcast from what was once a male bastion was seen as groundbreaking.

Evans is a relatively new hire at CNBC, joining the network in February, 2012 after working as a print and video journalist for The Wall Street Journal. In May of 2013, she was named co-anchor of CNBC’s mid-morning program “Squawk on The Street.”

Quick, a steady presence at the network, joined CNBC in 2001, also after working at The Wall Street Journal.

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  1. Professional says:

    Kelly Evans is extremely boring. I don’t watch closing any more.

  2. droc14 says:

    for anyone interested MB was on Jeopardy years ago which is telling. Just google it if you are interested.

  3. Lew Moser says:

    A huge YEA!!! for Kelly….Maria was old news and a new fresh face with a much lower key interviewing style is a breath of fresh air!

  4. Sorry ! Kelly Evans may be financially savvy but her interviewing skills are less than professional. If CNBC wants a serious replacement for Maria my suggestion is to bring Louisa B over from CNBC-UK for the Closing Bell slot. Brains, beauty, and a very professional interviewing style. A can’t miss combination I would say.

  5. william freeman says:

    Joe Kiernan always talks over his guest and coworkers and babbles too long about nonsense. It is not informative and not interesting. I am sure he is a nice guy but has he overstayed his welcome?

  6. Patricia Golde says:

    It’s about time you have opened up a spot for Kelly Evans. She is much more capable of having a larger role in the early morning time slot. Frankly, l’m very tired and bored with your all male entourage doing the heavy reporting during the most important viewing hours of the day. For my money you ca retire Joe Kiernan as well.

    • john chiaravalle says:

      I agree Patricia I have lost interest In squak box I am tired of listing to Joe kernian go on and on about personal matters that have nothing to do with investing**( who cares if he likes twinkies) and I also feel he is very rude to the guests ** and co workers** I have invested in stocks since 1985 and when I get up 4:30 am in the morning I want to know what’s going on with the market. I second the motion Joe should retire.

  7. jason low says:

    Happy to see Kelly Evans on more. Maria has gotten too detached and out of touch – she just babbles her political views which are usually not well thought out. Nice to see a refresh at CNBC

  8. Deirdre Sullivan says:

    Kelly Evans can not replace Maria

    • Mariel Fletcher says:

      I don’t think it will be very hard to replace M.B. I’ve always changed channels when she came on. Can’t stand her voice and her know it all attitude.

    • john chiaravalle says:

      Kelly Evans most certainly can replace maria bartaromo * Kelly impresses me with her knowledge of economics and her knowledge of the stock market ** would be a excellent replacement for maria.

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