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Jerry Burke Leaves CNBC, Will Consult for FBN’s ‘Money Rocks’

rocks_7-30.jpgFormer CNBC EP Jerry Burke has landed at Fox Business Network as a consultant on Eric Bolling‘s new 8pmET program “Money Rocks” reports Talking Biz News. A CNBC spokesperson confirms that he is no longer working with that network.

Burke left CNBC — where he was first executive producer of “Power Lunch” then “Kudlow & Company” — in mid-May. His responsibilities were assumed by long-time senior producer Donna Vislocky.

Burke, who is returning to the Fox News family, has taken a number of interesting turns in his career. In the 90s, he had worked at “EXTRA,” “Inside Edition,” and was the director of news for VH1. He spent eight years at Fox News as a senior producer and EP for daytime news programming. Burke’s move to financial news came when he signed with CNBC in 2008.

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CNBC Reports Goes Away; Three Hours of Docs to Air in Primetime

CNBC_9.18.pngCNBC Reports with Dennis Kneale is going away effective today. Beginning Monday the 8pmET hour will be replaced with CNBC documentary programming, which means CNBC’s entire primetime will be made up of docs.

CNBC spokesperson Brian Steel tells TVNewser, “Due to the incredible success of CNBC’s original documentaries CNBC is committing additional resources and programming to its long form unit.” Kneale will now be a part of “Power Lunch,” Monday-Friday from Noon-2pmET.

The NYObserver’s Felix Gillette caught up with Kneale this afternoon. “They always told me it was a temporary gig,” says Kneale. I was lucky to have 5 months anchoring my own show on national television. It was fun.”

“The quality was high,” he added. “The ratings were low.”

How low?

The average for September was 103,000 Total Viewers and 35,000 in A25-54, both considered scratches on CNBC. (per Nielsen, a program will scratch on CNBC if it’s below 123,000 Total Viewers and below 53,000 in A25-54)

Jerry Burke, a former Fox News executive, who had been overseeing CNBC Reports will stay on with the network.

Upcoming CNBC original documentaries include: “The New Age of Walmart” on September 23rd; “Coca-Cola: The Real Story Behind The Real Thing” on November 11th; and “Inside the Mind of Google” on December 3rd.”

EP Changes At CNBC

TVNewser has learned CNBC has made some Executive Producer shifts. Jerry Burke, who joined CNBC last summer, moves from EP of Power Lunch to overseeing primetime shows including Larry Kudlow‘s program and CNBC Reports. Sandy Cannold moves from primetime back to dayside and will now oversee Power Lunch and Street Signs.

Insiders tell us these changes were in the works before new SVP Jeremy Pink took over earlier this month.