Pictured: On the set of CNBC's "Closing Bell," on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, with anchor Bill Griffeth. Herbert D. Simons, left, Bill Griffeth, center, D. Brenton Simons, right.
Veteran news anchor Bill Griffeth, who serves as a trustee of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and whose acclaimed memoir, "A Stranger in My Genes" was published by NEHGS last year, has been named co-anchor of "Nightly Business Report" on PBS, a news show produced by CNBC.
Excerpted from the official announcement:
"CNBC's Bill Griffeth has been named Co-Anchor of Nightly Business Report (NBR), an award-winning evening business news program produced by CNBC for U.S. public television. Griffeth will join his one-time anchor partner, Sue Herera, on Monday, March 12. CNBC marks five years of producing NBR in early March, seeing a 20% increase in audience for the program over that time*.
"I am thrilled to be a part of Nightly Business Report, a show with a rich history and tradition of excellence," said Griffeth. "Tyler has left some big shoes to fill, but I am up for the challenge and look forward to working once again with my longtime friend, colleague and college classmate — Sue Herera."
With more than 30 years' experience in business television, Griffeth is one of the most respected financial journalists in the country. He joined CNBC in 1991 when NBC purchased Financial News Network (FNN), bringing his extensive knowledge of the markets to CNBC's Business Day programming. Griffeth has anchored a number of programs for the network through the years, most recently, Closing Bell. He is an award-winning journalist and has authored four books. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge, and received an honorary doctorate from the university in 2017.
"Since CNBC began producing NBR five years ago, the program has seen strong growth in viewership and has become a destination for some of the best storytelling in business news," said Nikhil Deogun, Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief, CNBC Business News. "I want to thank Tyler for his incredible work on NBR and I am confident that with Bill and Sue at the anchor desk, the program is well-positioned for future success."