Maria Bartiromo is celebrating her 20th anniversary at CNBC today. She first went on the air on October 18, 1993. “You were 14 at the time,” Bob Pisani joked on “Squawk on the Street” this morning. Looking back on her two decades, Bartiromo recounted how she started with one source and slowly grew from there. Watch:
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Business Insider takes a behind-the-scenes look at the TV operations at the NYSE, one of the “largest and most sophisticated television studios in the world.” Since the first live shot from the NYSE floor in 1987, the exchange has become home to more than 30 daily broadcasters. Business Insider talks to NYSE multimedia staffers and financial journalists, including CNBC’s Bob Pisani, about the biggest stage for business news:
People across the country today participated in “Spirit Day,” wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were color-coordinated today.
On the morning shows:
On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts participated, as did Ann Curry and Al Roker on NBC’s “Today.” All four co-hosts on “The View” — Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck — were decked out in purple as well.
After the jump, see who on the evening news and who on cable participated. Read more
You know all that talk about preparing for the worst but hoping for the best? That appears to be what’s happened with Irene, now a tropical storm, and moving out of New York City. The storm made a second landfall around 5:30am this morning along the Jersey Shore and a third in New York City as a tropical storm.
The cable networks and New York’s local stations remained in live coverage throughout the night. And there continues to be a lot of resource sharing across the networks: CNBC’s Bob Pisani spotted on the Weather Channel talking about whether the NYSE will open tomorrow, WNBC hits on MSNBC, WCBS and WABC coverage on CNN, and FBN simulcasting FOX5.
Winds are still gusting pretty good, power is out for thousands across the Tri-State, airports and mass transit are still closed, there is flooding in low-lying areas, and Suburban rescues are making the local news. But at the moment, the clouds are beginning to lift in Manhattan as Tropical Storm Irene now moves north. All that hoping/preparing may have worked. (Radar image from 10:21am)
CNBC’s Mark Haines died last night. His death was announced at 9:53amET during the show that he would normally be anchoring, “Squawk on the Street,” by anchor Carl Quintanilla who read a statement from CNBC president Mark Hoffman.
At this hour, most of CNBC’s coverage is being devoted to Haines’ death, which has come as a shock to colleagues. Haines was 65. A cause of death has not been announced.
Haines joined CNBC in 1989 and was the founding anchor of the network’s signature morning show, “Squawk Box” before moving to “Squawk on the Street.”
Haines, who had a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and was a member of the New Jersey State Bar, had been a news anchor for KYW-TV in Philadelphia, WABC-TV in New York, and WPRI-TV in Providence.
> More: Burnett phoned in to CNBC’s coverage at 10:50am to share her thoughts: “One of the most important things I learned was just that generosity and graciousness he showed that first day.” And about her final day on CNBC: “It was an unforgettable moment in my life and I’m glad we had it. I’m glad we had it.”
> More: Bob Pisani reads a statement from the NYSE: “Mark was an outstanding colleague and will be missed.”
> More: FBN achor Liz Claman who co-anchored with Haines on CNBC’s “Morning Call” from 2003-2007, and who was given the nickname “La Liz” by Haines, writes, “The day I left, he called me and said, ‘I’ll miss you, kid.’ I cried that day, as I do today. I miss you too, Mark. You remain unmatched in your unfailing ability to see through the noise and nonsense so many people spew out today. You were the benchmark of honesty. Thank you for that.”
CNBC will produce a special on Mark Haines tonight at 7pmET.
Maria Bartiromo greets the crowd at her book party tonight. As CNBC president Mark Hoffman, correspondent Scott Wapner and anchor Trish Regan look on.
We talked with several of Bartiromo’s CNBC colleagues including anchors Trish Regan, who pulled out the Blackberry to show us a picture of her twins, now four months old. “I’m turning into one of those people.” As we were chatting, NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker came up to say hello. He was shown the baby pictures too.
Bartiromo told us she’s been going non-stop for weeks. “And that says a lot for me,” she says. After an introduction from CNBC president Mark Hoffman, Bartiromo thanked her co-author Catherine Whitney and her CNBC colleagues.
Former GE chairman Jack Welch among the guests.
More pictures after the jump…
Former NBCU Chairman Bob Wright and former CNBC anchor Felicia Taylor at a CNBC Anniversary party coordinated by some of the channel’s original employees.
This afternoon about 200 CNBC originals gathered in Times Square for their own 20th Anniversary party – one that did not include the people currently running the NBC cable business channel.
Former CNBC anchor Ted David, who’s been planning the event over the last two months, told the raucous crowd, “Frankly, there’s a guy across the river who thinks he made this happen. There’s a guy across the street who thinks he made this happen. And we know, [and the crowd joined in on this last part] we made it happen.”
[The reference to the "guy across the street" is to Roger Ailes who became president of CNBC in 1993, and would later found Fox News and Fox Business.]
• After the jump: who showed up, who didn’t, plus video of remarks from former NBCU Chairman and CEO Bob Wright, who insiders tell us wrote a sizable check to make today’s party at the Crowne Plaza hotel happen.
Have you seen this guy?
This is Albert Young, a NYSE trader for H&R Block Financial, and frequent subject for generic stressed-out trader images. There are at least five wire images of Young in just the last month, with Young making the same worried face.
CNBC’s Bob Pisani caught up with the man being dubbed, “Al the Trader” today. Said Al:
We’ve been shaken down here. The American spirit has been shaken. There is a lot of uncertainty. I constantly watch the board myself because a great man who works down here told me that this here’s a book and it tells you a story. If you can go home and figure out what that story was for today, you’re one step ahead of that game.
(photo by Brendan McDermid, Reuters)