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What ‘Squawk Box’ Were You Watching?

MarketWatch.com’s Jon Friedman and The New York TimesPaul Krugman may have different opinions on a lot of things. And today we learned CNBC’s “Squawk Box” is one of them.

In his column today, Friedman details his experience watching the morning show “with a critical eye.” He concludes hosts Joe Kernen and David Faber, “remain the heart of CNBC,” providing stability for the network in the “notoriously topsy-turvy business” of television news.

But Krugman has a different take. He was on the show this morning scheduled to talk about his book, but the conversation veered to a place Krugman didn’t appreciate.

He wrote a blog post about it titled “Zombies at CNBC.”

“[P]eople getting their news from sources like that are probably getting terrible advice about any kind of investment that depends on macroeconomics,” Krugman writes, adding, “All that and having to get to Englewood Cliffs, too.”

2012 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: The Winner Is…

With Kentucky’s 67-59 win over Kansas last night, March Madness has officially come to an end. That also means that it is time to declare a winner in TVNewser’s 2012 March Madness bracket challenge.

Your 2012 TVNewser bracket challenge winner is…

Fox Business Network stocks editor Liz MacDonald!

“It was great fun going up against really tough competition,” MacDonald says. “I am honored and thrilled to be this year’s champion.”

It was a close match this year, with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux and Kyra Phillips very close behind MacDonald in the standings. This is the second straight year that a competitor for one of the business news networks won. Last year’s winner was Bloomberg TV’s Dominic Chu. Chu also had a good showing this year, placing ninth.

In last place, tragically, was your humble TVNewser editor, who clearly needs to reevaluate his college basketball picking skills. My strategy of picking teams who had cool mascots (Blue Devils? Awesome!) may not have been the most sound.

A big “Thank You!” to all of this year’s participants.

The final standings are below.
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2012 TVNewser Bracket Challenge ‘Final Four’ Update

And then there were four. Teams that is. The NCAA March Madness basketball tournament is nearing its conclusion, with only four teams left vying for the championship.

With the end in sight, it is a good time to check in our TVNewser Bracket Challenge. Joe Kernen has held on to the top spot, although the competition is fierce. Randi Kaye, Brooke Baldwin, Liz MacDonald and Kyra Phillips are all right behind him, with a number of others still within striking distance.

In last place at the moment, regrettably, is your TVNewser editor. This is what happens when you go to a Division III school.

Update: On “Squawk Box” this morning, Kernen noted that he was in first place in the TVNewser challenge, and took issue with me for not posting an update late last week.

WATCH (6:30 in):

The Final Four games will be played next weekend, with the championship set for April 2.

The full rankings, after the jump.

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2012 TVNewser Bracket Challenge Update

The march to the Final Four continues, and with it the leaderboard atop our TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge continues to shift.

CNBC’s Joe Kernen has taken sole position of the lead, with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin, FNC’s Harris Faulkner and CNN’s Kyra Phillips right on his tail.

There are still plenty of games left, and plenty of time for an upset. Stay tuned for updates, and check out the full leaderboard below.

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TVNewser’s 2012 March Madness Bracket Challenge

Spring is in the air, and that can only mean two things: March Madness and TVNewser’s 2012 bracket challenge.

Every March we have TV news talent, executives and producers fill out their brackets and make their picks, with the winner receiving the ultimate prize: bragging rights.

Last year’s champion–Bloomberg TV’s Dominic Chu–is back to defend his crown, but there is some steep competition from across the TV news spectrum.

Game on.

Here is your 2012 TVNewser March Madness lineup:

Team Bloomberg TV:

Returning champ: Dominic Chu, markets reporter, Bloomberg TV

Cory Johnson, editor-at-large, Bloomberg TV

Stephanie Ruhle, correspondent, Bloomberg TV

Team Fox News/Fox Business Network:

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‘Your Source for News about CNBC is TVNewser?’

During the handoff from “Squawk Box” to “Squawk on the Street” this morning, CNBCers Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Carl Quintanilla and Melissa Lee were chatting about the new CNBC set at the New York Stock Exchange, which Alex got a look at Wednesday. And it was that story which gave Kernen his first look at the set:

Quintanilla: Have you been down here yet to see it in person?
Kernen: No. I saw it on TVNewser.
Lee: Your source for news about CNBC is TVNewser?
Kernen: That’s where I saw it. I’m too honest.

Not too honest, Joe. Just honest enough.

Friedman: ‘CNBC shouldn’t get too cocky’

Marketwatch.com’s Jon Friedman wonders if a spate of recent CNBC departures is creating “a brain drain” at the #1 business network. Friedman points out that while several have left, the network has held on to the likes of Maria Bartiromo, Jim Cramer and Joe Kernen, among others.

Notably, CNBC announced in late 2009 the hiring of Wall Street Journal news executive Nik Deogun to be its managing editor. Before Deogun arrived, CNBC on-air journalists seemed to preen first and try to break news second. Deogun has helped dial down the noise.

And while CNBC exists as brand first, self second, Friedman says too much outflow can cause a drought:

Broadcast journalism is littered with the stories of networks that believed their press clippings. They lost top-flight employees and eventually deteriorated. CNBC shouldn’t get too cocky.

TV News Reflects on 9/11/2001: HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell, CNBC’s Joe Kernen and Sue Herera

With the 10th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks approaching, TVNewser reached out to anchors, reporters, producers and executives for their thoughts on that day, and what they believe has changed in the last 10 years.

HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell:

I was in Los Angeles, asleep, when the phone rang. My mom, who lives in midtown Manhattan, said simply “Turn on the TV.” Trying to process the unthinkable, I raced to my TV station, based at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. The contrast was surreal. Here I was, in the very heart of make believe, while a real horror that defied all imagination, unfolded on the other side of the nation. We were preempted by CNN but put on “standby.” I sat at the anchor desk, feeling helpless and frantic over the fate of relatives, friends and total strangers. I will never forget that sickening feeling of being unable to do a thing as I silently observed people plummeting from high floors to their deaths.

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CNBC’s Becky Quick Delivers Baby Boy

After a week of Wall Street gyrations a Quick delivery. CNBC’s “Squawk Box” co-host Becky Quick delivered a baby boy Sunday.

This morning on the show Joe Kernen announced:

Breaking news. Do we have a drum roll? Bouncing baby boy, blond hair. Kyle Nathaniel Quayle and for short, Kye as in pie.

Kye comes in at 6 lbs., 15 oz. And this business of family revolves around CNBC. Quick is married to Matt Quayle — an 18 year CNBC vet — who is the executive producer of “Squawk Box.”

Andrew Ross Sorkin Joins CNBC as Co-Anchor of ‘Squawk Box’

First on TVNewser: CNBC has hired New York Times scribe and DealBook founder Andrew Ross Sorkin to be the new co-anchor of the signature morning program “Squawk Box,” TVNewser has learned.

Sorkin, who has been a contributor on CNBC, will join Becky Quick and Joe Kernen on the show Monday. This past Monday, Carl Quintanilla moved off the three-hour “Squawk Box” to co-anchor the 9amET show “Squawk on the Street.”

> More: CNBC SVP Nik Deogun writes that Sorkin will continue to write his column for The New York Times. “Andrew has long been an extended member of both the CNBC and Squawk families, and we’re pleased he will now be a part of our morning team.”

Full memo after the jump…

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