The "Nightly Business Report" has been on the air since 1979. At that time, it was aired on 125 public television stations around the country.
Paul Kangas, who was a commentator and anchor, first joined the program in 1979, and he stayed until December 31, 2009. Susie Gharib joined Kangas as an anchor in 1998, and she stayed with the show until 2014. In 2013, CNBC purchased the show and took over producing from the original public television station WPBT in Miami. The hosts as of 2015 are Sue Herera, who joined the show in 2015, and Tyler Mathisen, who joined the show in 2013.