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A CNBC Original Steps Aside

ScottCohnScott Cohn, who was on of the original CNBC employees, is leaving full-time work with the business channel, and moving to Santa Cruz, CA where his wife will expand her business in the education field. Cohn will continue to contribute to the network.

In a memo from CNBC president Mark Hoffman, as first reported by Talking Biz News, Cohn joined CNBC on March 20, 1989, a month before the network launched, as part of the original NY/NJ reporting team. In 1990, Cohn opened the Chicago Bureau, where he would stay for 9 years, before returning to headquarters.

He has covered most of the biggest business and general news stories of the past 25 years—from Enron and WorldCom to Hurricane Katrina and the Boston Marathon bombings. He has interviewed the famous and infamous, from Warren Buffett (his first live interview on CNBC in 1998) to Bernie Madoff. His documentaries have showcased the best of CNBC’s reporting.

In a couple of weeks, Scott will leave CNBC to make his journey West. In addition to some teaching and trying his hand at producing documentaries, he will become a special correspondent for CNBC, continuing to spearhead the annual Top States extravaganza.

Please join us in wishing Scott all the very best in his new adventure.

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The Ticker (Biz Edition): Cohn, Regan, Edson

  • CNBC’s Scott Cohn reports “Health Care Hustle,” a new documentary about fraudsters and criminal rings accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid out of millions of dollars. Cohn spent five months with a strike force charged with cracking down on fraud. The special airs Monday at 9pmET/PT.
  • New Hampshire native Trish Regan, talks with NH Magazine about how her classroom experience at Phillips Exeter Academy has shaped what she does today, even on the set of her Bloomberg show: “I have two co-hosts and we bring other guests on and it’s all give and take interaction so you can hear as many different angles as possible.”
  • FBN’s Rich Edson does a Q&A with the Milwaukee Business Journal ahead of today’s Wisconsin primary. Edson says he’s staying out of the prognostication game: “Political predictions are a risky business.”

CNBC To Air Special on Dominique Strauss-Kahn

CNBC’s Scott Cohn will host a one-hour documentary tomorrow night on former IMF head Dominque Strauss-Kahn called “Dangerous Liason: What Happened in Room 2806.” The documentary will air at 10 p.m. ET and will focus on the global ramifications of the sex scandal in the financial world.

CNBC’s Tribute to Mark Haines

Joe Kernen, Carl Quintanilla and David Faber hosted last night’s tribute special to Mark Haines, who died Tuesday night. A cause of death has not been revealed. Kernen and Faber were fixtures with Haines on the original “Squawk Box” in the early days of CNBC.

Scott Cohn reported the lead-off obituary story, which had a technical glitch midway through, the remainder of which was played later.

Haines’ co-hosts over the years on “Squawk on the Street”, Melissa Lee, Simon Hobbs, and Erin Burnett, who left CNBC earlier this month, all shared memories of Haines from the floor of the NYSE — showing video of his office, including a shirt which still had its IFB cord hanging from the collar.

Jim Cramer, host of “Mad Money” talked about when he joined the network: “I was a nobody. Haines made me somebody.”

The commercial-free special, in its entirety, after the jump…

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The Ticker: Beck, Cohn, Roberts…

> TV Guide Magazine’s Stephen Battaglio talks to FNC’s Glenn Beck about his early radio days, why he owns a gun, and what he likes about Pres. Obama. “I think he’s brilliant. I think he is an effective communicator. He is a very good politician,” he says.

> Remember Sir Allen Stanford (here)? CNBC presents “Secrets of the Knight: Sir Allen Stanford and the Missing Billions,” reported by Scott Cohn, tomorrow night at 9pmET.

> GMA’s Robin Roberts was honored with a Susan G. Komen award this afternoon, presented by her colleague Deborah Roberts. GMA EP Tom Cibrowski and CBS anchor Harry Smith were in attendance:

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At Least Someone’s Benefiting From Bernie Madoff

The premiere of CNBC’s “Scam of the Century? Bernie Madoff & The $50 Billion Heist” last night brought in 670,000 Total Viewers and 243,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo making it CNBC’s highest rated documentary premiere telecast ever in both measurements.

The special was anchored by CNBC’s David Faber and included reporting from Faber, Charlie Gasparino, Mary Thompson, Melissa Lee and Scott Cohn.

It will re-air Sunday and Monday at 9pmET and, as a special gift, on Christmas Eve at 4pmET.

CNBC’s “Scam” Special

cnbc_12-17.jpgCNBC will air a live special tomorrow related to the Bernie Madoff scandal. “Scam of the Century?” premieres at 9pmET.

David Faber anchors the special, with reporting from Charlie Gasparino, Carl Quintanilla, Melissa Lee, Mary Thompson and Scott Cohn, among others.

According to CNBC.com’s web site for the show, the program “delves into the mind of Bernie Madoff and explores how the alleged scheme worked.”

CNBC Spends Sunday on the Network

burnett_9-21.jpgAfter a very turbulent week on Wall Street, CNBC anchors and correspondents were seen throughout the broadcasts on NBC this morning.

Erin Burnett, Steve Liesman and John Harwood guested on Meet the Press today. Earlier Harwood interviewed Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama about the financial crisis, which will air tonight on CNBC.

On Weekend Today, Carl Quintanilla filled in as guest co-anchor. Trish Regan, Scott Cohn and Carmen Wong Ulrich appeared on a panel about the government bailout and Sharon Epperson appeared as well.

Related: CNBC president Mark Hoffman is interviewed by Multichannel News’ Mark Robichaux about the week. Asked about the competition from FBN, he says: “We’re focused on what we do. We have a brand promise that we make, and that is that we’re fast, accurate, actionable and unbiased. We try to bring, despite 20 years of experience this coming April 17, we bring a startup mentality every day.”

As Ike Gets Closer to Shore, So Do the Networks

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ABC’s Sam Champion had arrived in Texas in time for Nightline last night. CNN’s Anderson Cooper broadcast live from Houston as well, and while getting an update from meteorologist Chad Myers asked Myers to email him the best (or perhaps worst) location to broadcast from tonight.

This morning, CNN and MSNBC have begun squeezing back their programming, keeping Hurricane Ike stats on the screen.

Even The Weather Channel is trying to show the seriousness of the Cat 2 storm to anyone choosing to ride it out. Here’s their morning headline: “A Potential Life-Threatening Surge from Ike.”

We’ll update this post throughout the day as we hear who is going to be covering the storm and from where…

• CNN — More than 70 anchors, correspondents, producers and support-personnel will report along the Texas coastline, representing CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN Espanol, CNN Radio, CNN.com and Headline News. In addition to Cooper, Rick Sanchez, Gary Tuchman, Sean Callebs, Betty Nguyen, Susan Candiotti, Jeanne Meserve, Ali Velshi, Rusty Dornin, Rob Marciano and Reynolds Wolf will report on the storm. CNN will remain live all night and into the morning.

• CBS — Hari Sreenivasan is in Houston. Dave Price is in Galveston. Both will report for the Evening News tonight and The Early Show tomorrow.

• FNC — Geraldo Rivera, Steve Harrigan and Marianne Silber are in Galveston, TX, as is Jeff Flock from FBN. Kris Gutierrez is in Surfside Beach, Freeport, Casey Stegall is in Clear Lake and Rick Leventhal is in Port Lavaca. Also, Shepard Smith anchors tonight from 10pm-MidnightET (from New York), followed by Rivera Midnight-3amET and Jamie Colby from 3am-6amET.

• NBC/MSNBC/CNBC — Amy Robach is in Galveston for Today & Weekend Today. Janet Shamlian, Don Teague, Kerry Sanders, Charles Hadlock, Kristen Dahlgren and Jay Gray are on the scene, as is NBC Weather Plus meteorologist Jeff Ranieri and CNBC’s Scott Cohn. NBC will also use correspondents and meteorologists from soon-to-be owned The Weather Channel.

• ABC — In addition to Sam Champion, GMA Weekend’s Bill Weir is in Texas as well as Sharyn Alfonsi and Ryan Owens.

CNBC and FBN Live on Labor Day

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With the markets closed for the holiday, the business news networks would normally be in taped programming. But with Hurricane Gustav heading toward the Gulf Coast the business nets will be live on Labor Day.

CNBC will be live tomorrow with international programs at 4amET and will begin U.S. coverage at 7am running until 6pmET and is calling its coverage, “America’s Oil Crisis: Hurricane Gustav.” CNBC’s Scott Cohn and Mary Thompson report live on the ground, where preparations are underway ahead of the storm.

Fox Business will be live from 5am-7pmET, or later if need be. Alexis Glick is in New Orleans and correspondent Jeff Flock, who spent years reporting on hurricanes with CNN, will be near landfall in Louisiana. Neil Cavuto remains at the RNC with heavy Gustav coverage.

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