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Posts Tagged ‘Simon Hobbs’

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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Donald Trump takes on CNBC’s Simon Hobbs, NBC’s Michael Isikoff, The New York Times and, and, and

A week after Erin Burnett left her perch at CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” her temp replacement Simon Hobbs got an earful from Donald Trump. It stems from today’s Michael Barbaro story in The New York Times.

The conversation started with anchor Mark Haines asking Trump about the piece, and got heated when Hobbs drilled Trump further about how this all factors in with his potential run for president.

But it was mostly Trump ferociously trashing the story, the New York Times, Barbaro, (who was supposed to be on as well, but canceled at the last minute) even NBC’s investigative correspondent: “Michael Isikoff is one of the worst reporters that I’ve ever done business with,” said Trump who was on by phone.

At one point, Trump says, “I’m a big fan of Mark [Haines], then, about Hobbs, “I don’t know who I’m talking to here.” “That’s Simon,” says Haines. “Okay Simon. Hello Simon. Whoever you are Simon.”

(h/t Business Insider)

CNBC’s Primetime Special on Goldman Sachs

CNBC’s Erin Burnett is putting in some overtime tonight. She’ll anchor a 7pmET special, “Fraud on the Street?: The Case Against Goldman Sachs.” CNBC’s Simon Hobbs will co-anchor from outside Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York City, covering the charges, the potential fallout on Wall Street and the future of financial reform.

CNBC, FBN Debut Specials This Week

cnbc-fbn9-28.jpgCNBC and Fox Business Network will each launch a new special series this week.

CNBC’s “Executive Vision” will be running for five Tuesdays starting tomorrow the 29th. Each week, the series, which focuses on business leadership, will feature CEOs and other leaders from a different industry. First up, health care. The series is hosted by Melissa Francis and Simon Hobbs and will air at 9pm and 1amET.

FBN’s four-part “Penalizing Success” begins tonight and will focus on the government’s growing role in business. Financial experts, congressmen, and business owners will be weighing in. David Asman will host series on “America’s Nightly Scoreboard” at 7pmET.

Guest lists after the jump.

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