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David Faber (CNBC)

David H. Faber (born March 10, 1964) is a financial journalist and market news analyst for the television cable network CNBC. He is currently one of the co-hosts of CNBC's morning show Squawk on the Street.

David Faber
David Faber at FT Spring Party.jpg
Faber at the Financial Times Spring Party in 2012
Born (1964-03-10) March 10, 1964 (age 54)
Occupation Business journalist
Notable credit(s) Squawk on the Street
Spouse(s) Jenny Harris



Faber joined CNBC in 1993 after seven years at Institutional Investor. He has been dubbed "The Brain" by CNBC co-workers, and has hosted several documentaries on corporations, such as Wal-Mart and eBay. The Age of Walmart earned Faber a 2005 Peabody Award and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for Broadcast Journalism.[1]

In 2001, Faber was considered to be a strong contender for the co-anchor chair of CNN's then-popular Moneyline.[2]

In addition to Squawk on the Street, Faber hosts the network's monthly program, Business Nation, which debuted on January 24, 2007.

Faber is the author of three books; The Faber Report (2002), And Then the Roof Caved In (2009), and House of Cards: The Origins of the Collapse (2010).[1]

Personal lifeEdit

His mother (Belle B. Faber, of Polish Jew origin) is a businesswoman and an associate director of the American Jewish Congress. His father (Norman L. Faber, of English and Swiss German descent) is a lawyer. In 2000, Faber married Jenny Harris,[3] who is a business journalist / television producer, daughter of lawyer Jay Harris (Hall Dickler Kent Goldstein & Wood) and As the World Turns actress Marie Masters, and fraternal twin sister of musician Jesse Harris.[4] Faber is a 1985 cum laude graduate of Tufts University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.[1][5]

Host showsEdit


  1. ^ a b c "CNBC TV Profiles: David Faber CNBC Anchor and Reporter". 
  2. ^ Rutenberg, Jim (April 9, 2001). "MediaTalk; Lou Dobbs May Yet Help Out 'Moneyline'". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "WEDDINGS; David Faber and Jenny Harris". The New York Times. January 16, 2000. 
  4. ^ "Marie Masters". [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "The Thrill of the Chase". E-News. Tufts University. June 11, 2007. 

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