Seen at Georgette Mosbacher‘s annual Christmas party tonight at her Fifth Ave. apartment: Fox’s Roger Ailes, CBS’s Les Moonves and Julie Chen, from CNBC Ron Insana and Larry Kudlow, the Foxies: Liz Claman, Martha MacCallum and Jamie Colby, from ABC Lynn Sherr, plus Felicia Taylor and Deborah Norville.
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Insiders tell TVNewser CNBC correspondent Margaret Brennan is leaving the network to take an anchor job at BloombergTV.
Brennan has been a correspondent with CNBC since 2006. She joined the network as a producer for Louis Rukeyser. She wrote, researched and booked guests for the weekly “Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street” and later worked as a producer on “Street Signs with Ron Insana.”
Former NBCU Chairman Bob Wright and former CNBC anchor Felicia Taylor at a CNBC Anniversary party coordinated by some of the channel’s original employees.
This afternoon about 200 CNBC originals gathered in Times Square for their own 20th Anniversary party – one that did not include the people currently running the NBC cable business channel.
Former CNBC anchor Ted David, who’s been planning the event over the last two months, told the raucous crowd, “Frankly, there’s a guy across the river who thinks he made this happen. There’s a guy across the street who thinks he made this happen. And we know, [and the crowd joined in on this last part] we made it happen.”
[The reference to the "guy across the street" is to Roger Ailes who became president of CNBC in 1993, and would later found Fox News and Fox Business.]
• After the jump: who showed up, who didn’t, plus video of remarks from former NBCU Chairman and CEO Bob Wright, who insiders tell us wrote a sizable check to make today’s party at the Crowne Plaza hotel happen.
Insana started his own hedge fund, and later left it and CNBC in August to join SAC Capital. “The one regret I have is we ended up losing money,” Insana said.
But earlier this month he returned to the network, in a part-time role.
Now Insana says he can share his experience as a player in the financial market with the TV audience. “I got to see it first-hand,” he said. “In the media world, you rarely get the chance to go inside.”
Dateline’s Keith Morrison got another send-up tonight on SNL. We’ll have the clip
tomorrow after the jump.
In other comedy/news news, a tipster tells us that during SNL alum Will Ferrell‘s HBO special, “You’re Welcome America – A Final Night With George W. Bush,” which aired live tonight, Ferrell singled out CBS Evening News EP Rick Kaplan. Anyone have a clip?
CNBC veteran Ron Insana has rejoined the network as a senior analyst. Insana’s first appearance was during today’s Power Lunch.
“Look who’s back?” said Bill Griffeth, “Ron Insana.”
“Seems like an interesting time to get back into the market,” said Insana, adding, “Most of my timing over the last three years has not entirely been in my control.”
Insana left a primary anchor slot on the network in 2006, for a senior analyst role while also forming Insana Capital Partners. Insana Partners ceased operations in August 2008 when Insana joined a Connecticut-based hedge fund. That move precluded him from appearing on CNBC.
And it appears CNBCers are happy to have him back. During a tease of his segment, Insana got a “Whoo-hoo! Yay” from Power Lunch co-co-co-anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
“He plans to join S.A.C. Capital, the Stamford hedgefund company, as a managing director,” reported CNBC correspondent Melissa Lee today.
“Congrat to our friend Ron,” said anchor Erin Burnett. “Yes, we are biased, after all he was our co-worker.”
Although it was teased Insana would appear on Closing Bell later in the day, he did not. And we hear taking the new position means he will not make any more CNBC appearances.