Logo from October 16, 2014
|Genre||Business news program|
|Presented by||Bill Griffeth
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Picture format||4:3 (February 4, 2002-October 10, 2014)
16:9 (October 13, 2014-present)
|Original run||February 4, 2002 – present|
|Preceded by||Market Wrap|
The show is named after the bell that is rung to signify the end of a trading session on the New York Stock Exchange which occurs at 4:00 pm EST. Many exchanges used to signify end of trading with a gong or bell when they were operated on a open outcry basis. The New York Stock Exchange still uses this system and often invites special guests to ring the bell.
The CNBC shows use this name as they cover the period up to the end of trading and review the trading of the day after the market has closed.
About the show
The CNBC US program Closing Bell airs on CNBC between 3pm and 5pm, Eastern Time. The program is dual-anchored by Kelly Evans and Bill Griffeth (at the NYSE) between 3-4pm, with Evans anchored the last hour of the program. Maria Bartiromo was the original anchor of the show ran from 3-5pm ET until her departure in the network on November 22, 2013 for leaving to Fox Business Network. During the 4-5pm block, Maria said with the phrase, "it is 4 O'Clock on Wall Street - do you know where your money is?". Tyler Mathisen was the former co-anchor from 3-4pm ET (originally from 4-5pm ET), until he was promoted in 2005. That same year, Dylan Ratigan took over the 3-4pm ET co-anchoring duties until his departure from the network in March 2009. Starting January 2011, Bill Griffeth became co-anchor after co-anchoring Power Lunch since 1996-2009 and taking a 1 year leave of absence.
In 2012, Closing Bell moved to a new trading-floor studio set inside Post 9 at the NYSE, which is shared with Squawk on the Street.
The program covers the last hour of trading in the US stock markets, covering the closing bells of the NYSE and NASDAQ Stock Market at 4pm ET. Bob Pisani provides live reports from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Scott Wapner provided live reports from the NASDAQ until becoming the host of CNBC Halftime Report. Like the "Opening Bell Countdown" segment on Squawk on the Street (which takes viewers to the opening bell), the "Closing Countdown" segment on this program (which takes viewers to the closing bell) also uses a countdown clock on the lower right of the screen (where the network bug usually appears).
After 4pm ET, there is analysis of the day's winners and losers, company results that are issued after the close of trade, and other business news.
On October 13, 2014, Closing Bell, along with CNBC's other trading-day programs, were launched in full 1080i high-definition as part of a network-wide switch to a full 16:9 letterbox presentation.
- Maria Bartiromo (2002–2013), now anchor of her own program, Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo, on Fox Business Network
- Tyler Mathisen (2002–2005), now co-anchor of Power Lunch
- Dylan Ratigan (2006–2009), along with Closing Bell, formerly hosted Fast Money; he then hosted The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC from 2009–2012; since then, he is no longer active in the television industry
Worldwide Closing Bell
Around CNBC's global branches, there are many counterparts of Closing Bell in the world:
|CNBC Europe||European Closing Bell||(2003-06-02—present)||N/A|
|Frankfurt Closing Bell||(2003-06-02—2004-09-10)||Europe Tonight|
|CNBC-TV18||Closing Bell / NSE Closing Bell||(2005—present)||N/A|
|Nikkei CNBC||Nikkei CNBC Closing Bell||(2004—present)||N/A|
|Class-CNBC||Linea Mercati Pomeriggio (European close)||(?—present)||N/A|
|Linea Mercati Notte (US close)||(?—present)||N/A|
|CNBC Arabiya||Jalsat Al Amal||(2003—present)||N/A|
The previous Closing Bell logo had a similar resemblance to the Morning Call logo (used from 2005-12-19 to 2007-08-07), as both of those respective programs used identical opening titles. The aforementioned Morning Call logo was dropped entirely on 2007-08-08 as that program was renamed, The Call.
Started from January 14, 2014, the logo changed. It changed again on October 13, 2014.
- Asia Market Wrap (discontinued after 2005-12-16)
- Worldwide Exchange
- European Closing Bell
- Europe Tonight (discontinued after 2010-03-01)
- Europe This Week
- Countdown to the Closing Bell (a Fox Business Network program aired from 3-4 ET the same timeslot)
- "As Bartiromo Departs, Kelly Evans, Becky Quick Get More CNBC Screen Time". Variety. November 19, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
- Closing Bell official website on CNBC.com
- Closing Bell official blog on CNBC.com: Closing Time (since 2006-12-04)