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CNBC Adds to Silicon Valley Bureau

CNBC is adding to its coverage of Silicon Valley, TVNewser has learned.

Mark Berniker, who was EP of Jennifer Granholm‘s Current TV show, is joining the network as Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bureau Chief. Previous to Current TV, Berniker worked for Bloomberg Television, CNNfn and for Knight-Ridder as Moscow Bureau Chief. Berniker will report to Lacy O’Toole, CNBC’s Director of News Coverage.

CNBC is also swapping East Coast and West Coast correspondents. Josh Lipton moves to the Bay Area next month as technology correspondent, while current Silicon Valley tech reporter Jon Fortt (pictured), will move to CNBC HQ in Englewood Cliffs, NJ to be an on-air editor.

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Jim Goldman Leaving CNBC for PR, Net Hires New Silicon Valley Reporter

Goldman_7.7.jpgJim Goldman, CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau chief since 2003, is leaving the network, TVNewser has learned. And the business news channel has already found a new correspondent to cover the technology beat.

Goldman, a 21-year technology reporting veteran, is leaving TV news altogether and joining public relations firm Burson-Marsteller as an executive in their San Francisco office.

Goldman’s reporting, on companies ranging from Apple to Zynga and everything in between, has been seen on CNBC, MSNBC and occasionally on the weekend editions of “NBC Nightly News.” He joined CNBC from TechTV in 2003. Prior to that, he was a technology correspondent for ABC News in New York.

Fortt_7.7.jpgTVNewser has also learned CNBC will announce today that it has hired Jon Fortt from Fortune magazine to be the new correspondent in Silicon Valley. At Fortune, Fortt was as a senior writer covering tech companies.

Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine which was shuttered in October of that year. From 1999 to 2006, Fortt was a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News.

> More: It’s official. CNBC press release after the jump…

> More: Goldman is the second CNBC correspondent to leave the network for a job in PR in the last few months. Pharma reporter Mike Huckman joined the firm MS&L in May.

> More: Also after the jump, the release from Burson-Marsteller about Goldman’s appointment as U.S. Technology Practice Chair for the firm…
Goldman_7.7.jpgJim Goldman, CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau chief since 2003, is leaving the network, TVNewser has learned. And the business news channel has already found a new correspondent to cover the technology beat.

Goldman, a 21-year technology reporting veteran, is leaving TV news altogether and joining public relations firm Burson-Marsteller as an executive in their San Francisco office.

Goldman’s reporting, on companies ranging from Apple to Zynga and everything in between, has been seen on CNBC, MSNBC and occasionally on the weekend editions of “NBC Nightly News.” He joined CNBC from TechTV in 2003. Prior to that, he was a technology correspondent for ABC News in New York.

Fortt_7.7.jpgTVNewser has also learned CNBC will announce today that it has hired Jon Fortt from Fortune magazine to be the new correspondent in Silicon Valley. At Fortune, Fortt was as a senior writer covering tech companies.

Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine which was shuttered in October of that year. From 1999 to 2006, Fortt was a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News.

> More: It’s official. CNBC press release after the jump…

> More: Goldman is the second CNBC correspondent to leave the network for a job in PR in the last few months. Pharma reporter Mike Huckman joined the firm MS&L in May.

> More: Also after the jump, the release from Burson-Marsteller about Goldman’s appointment as U.S. Technology Practice Chair for the firm…

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