The Times reports that Mark Haines’ gal-pal is “ready” to jump to CNN. Read more »
As you may know, we’re less than 20 minutes away from Ben Bernanke’s historic (!!!!!) press conference and it’s all people can do not to give themselves strokes over the whole deal. CNBC has rebranded itself the Bernanke Channel and spent the last 6 hours analyzing the event from every angle imaginable. Such as the Fed Chairman sitting versus standing, which Erin Burnett and Melissa Lee speculate is pretty significant. Read more »
Earlier this morning, Squawk Box invited Bob Vila on to discuss their brand new set. Having seen the old one (which Bob described as “a cross between a kitchen cooking show and Star Wars“), what did he think in comparison, Joe wanted to know? “Looks like a great job,” Bob told the gang. “Love the colors.” Having said that…”I wonder, when you tore down the old set, did you recycle any of the materials?” No one had any idea and BV wasn’t finished. “I noticed in the back of the new set you have a staircase that’s very sleek and modern but has no hand rails. I wonder how you got a certificate of occupancy there.” Read more »
Earlier this week, a cobra escaped from the Bronx Zoo. With a snake on the loose in NYC, was CNBC anchor Mandy Drury ever “afraid it would make its way” to her apartment? Not in the least, she told a co-worker, who interviewed her at her desk about the situation earlier today. Read more »
Think you’re above this edict? Okay, big shot, leave the mess. Larry Fink will personally lean your desk into a bin labeled “[your name]‘s crap” and file his nails while you beg for it back.
From: [redacated at BlackRock]
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 03:12 PM
To: NYC – PMG Bonds
Subject: CNBC ON FLOOR THURSDAY- COMPLETELY CLEAN DESKS BY 4 PM WEDS MARCH 23RD
PLEASE CLEAR ALL SURFACES AND CLEAN YOUR WORK SPACES BY 4 PM ON WEDS SO THAT YOU DO NOT DISTINGUISH YOURSELF BY HAVING TO LOOK FOR YOUR BELONGINGS ON THURSDAY MORNING.
(IT WILL BE EASY TO IDENTIFY THOSE WHO ARE SO EXPOSED.)
IT REALLY ISN’T AN OPTION TO DISTINGUISH YOURSELVES BY HAVING THE MESSY DESK ON LIVE TV; THAT OUTCOME WILL BE ELIMINATED FOR YOU.
What Was Carl Quintanilla Driving At When He Said Interviewing Sam Zell Is “Like Riding A Mechanical Bull”?By Bess Levin
“In the best possible way”? Read more »
For Joe Kernan’s affections and his name is Bill Murray. [Earlier]
Current vice-president Omar Suleiman will take over the presidency, sources said. [CNBC]
Unless producers have a new rule in which they encourage guests to measure female hosts’ waists and read the number aloud, especially when it’s higher than the one you just told people was the most she could be for that height. Read more »