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CNBC’s ‘Next 25′ Gala Brings Out Finance Stars

In celebration of the network’s 25th anniversary, last night, CNBC hosted “The Next 25” Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC. Attendees included: Mickey Drexler, Martha Stewart, Jeffrey Bewkes, Barry Diller, Mellody Hobson and George Lucas, Sir Martin Sorrell, Jack Welch, Bob Wright, Regis Philbin, as well as CNBC talent and executives, to name a few.

(Photos by: Virginia Sherwood/CNBC)

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The Ticker: NewsHour, CBS News, Al Rojo Vivo

  • Tonight PBS NewsHour looks at the plight of women in Afghanistan. The report is produced by Iranian photojournalist Zohreh Soleimani and The Center for Investigative Reporting, a news organization based in the Bay Area. It is part of a larger CIR documentary ‘To Kill a Sparrow.”

  • CBSNews.com has launched a new series examining the new reality of retirement. Tapping the “Eye on America” brand, the 3-month, in-depth reporting will include videos from CBS News Financial Analyst Mellody Hobson, profiles of “new retirees,” and CBS News polling data.

  • In another collaboration across NBCUniversal brands, the first “Access Hollywood Al Rojo Vivo” airs today on the Telemundo late afternoon news show “Al Rojo Vivo.” Entertainment reporter Jessica Carrillo hosts the weekly segments from the “Access Hollywood” set in Los Angeles.

CBS Contributor Mellody Hobson and George Lucas Wed, Bill Moyers Officiates

Mellody Hobson, a CBS News financial contributor and president of Chicago-based Ariel Investments, and Star Wars creator George Lucas were married Saturday at Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, CA.

PBS’ Bill Moyers officiated the ceremony.

Hobson and Lucas have been dating since 2006. They got engaged in January, just before she signed on with CBS News.

The wedding comes a week after Lucas and Hobson attended the Daytime Emmy Awards, as seen on HLN, where Lucas took home his first Emmy for the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

Mellody Hobson Joins CBS News

Chicago finance executive Mellody Hobson, recently engaged to Star Wars creator George Lucas, has been named a CBS News finance and economy analyst. Hobson, head of Aerial Investments and a director of Estee Lauder, Starbucks and Groupon, will appear on all CBS News shows and platforms. Just this morning, Hobson was the guest host on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Hobson begins with CBS on Sunday.