CNBC promoted David Friend to the position of SVP of Business News and made him executive in charge of the network’s business day programming. CNBC CEO Pamela Thomas-Graham said announcing the move
that Friend has led CNBC with skill and vision toward programming that serves its core audience. Friend, a 25-year veteran of broadcast journalism, joined the channel in 1997. He also launched Early
Today on NBC and was executive producer of Wall Street Journal Report and CNBC specials.