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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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CNBC Puts Economy First For Election Night

CNBCSet_11.4.JPGWe stopped in to CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ this afternoon as crews prepare to cover tonight’s election returns.

We chatted with CNBC anchor Erin Burnett as she prepped for Street Signs. Correspondent Hampton Pearson is up from Washington, DC and John Harwood will be on hand tonight as well.

“In an election where the economy is a big story, if not the big story, we are a logical place turn turn, because that’s all we do,” says CNBC senior VP Jonathan Wald.

CNBC’s Election Night programming begins at 7pmET with anchors Mark Haines and Burnett. Dylan Ratigan and Maria Bartiromo pick up coverage at 8pm followed by Carl Quintanilla and Bartiromo at 9, with Michelle Caruso-Cabrera picking up at 10.

So, what about after the election? How will CNBC hold on to those viewers? Wald talks about that, after the jump. First, Sandy Cannold, EP of Squawk on the Street as well as the prime time election special, gives us a tour of the studio.

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