Squawk Box is a long-running business news television program which airs at breakfast time on the CNBC network. The program is currently co-hosted by Joe Kernen, Rebecca Quick and Carl Quintanilla. Since debuting in 1995, the show has spawned a number of versions across CNBC's international channels, many of which employ a similar format. The program title originates from the term for the use of an intercom in investment banks and stock brokerages to communicate stock deals or sales priorities.
Regular contributors to the show include Melissa Lee, Darby Dunn (who presents the "CNBC.com Biz Wire" segments), Christine Tan (who reports on the Asian markets from CNBC Asia headquarters in Singapore), Ross Westgate (who covers the European markets from CNBC Europe in London), Sharon Epperson (NYMEX), Rick Santelli (Chicago), Steve Liesman, and CNBC senior analyst Ron Insana.
Meteorologists from NBC Weather Plus contribute to the "Business Travel Forecast" segments.
For many years the program covered the opening bells of the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Stock Market at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Other regular segments included the Squawk Exchange, where the team (particularly Faber and Kernen) shared banter on various topics, On the Box (rapid-fire summaries of the day's headlines) and Joe's World, where Kernen sounded off on the day's notable stock stories.
During the period when CNBC's online presence was housed at MSN Money, the show held its own daily Squawk Back Poll on the website, where viewers voted on a topical issue. In May 2005 the program established its own blog on Windows Live Spaces, called SquawkBlog, where the program hosts posted their thoughts, although this is no longer in use.
There was a significant amount of initial negative feedback about the changes made to Squawk, most notably the removal of Mark Haines from the team. On the Squawk Box blog, over 200 complaints were entered into the site, along with numerous messages posted on the CNBC message board.
It is also relayed live on CNBC Europe from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. CET except on the week between the last Sunday of March and the first Sunday of April. Sometimes it is at least partially pre-empted for local programming, particularly to cover European Central Bank interest rate announcements and the subsequent press conferences.
In Asia, the show is aired in its entirety on CNBC Asia from Mondays to Wednesdays from 19.00 SIN time. Its first half hour is pre-empted on Thursdays to air The Leaders while on Fridays the first hour is pre-empted to air Asia Market Week and Managing Asia.
|CNBC Europe||Squawk Box Europe||(1998—present)||Geoff Cutmore|
|Squawk Outside The Box||(early 2007—present)||Geoff Cutmore|
|CNBC Asia||Asia Squawk Box||(February 1998—present)||Martin Soong and Amanda Drury|
|Squawk Australia||(2007-03-26—present)||Jeffrey James|
|Nikkei CNBC||Tokyo Squawk Box|
|Class CNBC||Caffè Affari||(?—present)|
|CNBC Arabiya||Aswak Al Mal||(?—present)|
|CNBC Africa||Squawk Box Africa||(2008-04-07(?)—present)|
Among the above, Squawk Box Europe and Asia Squawk Box are the counterparts which resemble the original Squawk Box the most: