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CNBC Names Carl Quintanilla, Melissa Lee New ‘Squawk on the Street’ Anchors

CNBC has decided on its new anchors for the 2-hour “Squawk on the Street” morning show. The business channel is tapping several veterans to fill the seat left vacant following the death May 25th of longtime anchor Mark Haines and the departure three weeks earlier of co-anchor Erin Burnett, now at CNN.

CNBC SVP Nik Deogun announced that starting tomorrow, Melissa Lee and Carl Quintanilla will co-anchor the show, with contributions from Jim Cramer, Simon Hobbs and David Faber.

As part of the changes, Quintanilla moves off “Squawk Box,” with a rotating group of anchors filling in on the network’s signature morning show alongside Joe Kernen and Becky Quick.

Lee continues with “Fast Money” at 5pm. Also, Scott Wapner has been named permanent anchor of “Fast Money Halftime Report” seen at 12:30pmET.

Cramer, who continues hosting “Mad Money,” will appear in the 9amET of “Squawk on the Street,” while Hobbs, who has been filling in on SoS, will co-anchor the 10amET hour with Lee and Quintanilla.

More details in Deogun’s note to staff, obtained by TVNewser, after the jump…

In the world of business news, Squawk Box and Squawk on the Street are essential viewing for individual investors and hedge-fund managers, chief executives and small-business owners, politicians and policy makers. These programs routinely move markets with breaking news and penetrating interviews, using a mix of wisdom and wit to engage viewers.

That has been the driving force and spirit of Squawk Box since Mark Haines captained the original ship and guided the expansion of the Squawk franchise with the launch of Squawk on the Street more than five years ago.

With that spirit in mind, it’s time to introduce the next incarnation of Squawk.

I’m pleased to announce that Carl Quintanilla, Melissa Lee, Jim Cramer, Simon Hobbs and David Faber will now all contribute to Squawk on the Street weekday mornings.

Melissa and Carl will host from 9-11am, with Jim Cramer as a frequent contributor from 9-10am. Simon Hobbs, who has done a tremendous job on Squawk on the Street, will co-host the 10am hour every day with Melissa and Carl. David Faber will continue in his current role on Squawk on the Street with the “Faber Report.”

Melissa will continue to anchor Fast Money at 5pm, and Jim will keep hosting Mad Money w/Jim Cramer at 6pm.

Scott Wapner, who has done an excellent job with the Fast Money Halftime Report during this interim period, will host that program.

Matt Quayle will steer the course for both programs as Executive Producer. Finally, I’m announcing that Todd Bonin will move over from Squawk Box to become Supervising Producer of Squawk on the Street. Todd has done fantastic work with Squawk Box and I’m confident that he will team up with the tenacious and talented Jason Gewirtz to help take Squawk on the Street to the next level.

Please join me in congratulating everyone on their new assignments.


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