Street Signs (TV series)
Logo used on CNBC US from October 13, 2014 through February 6, 2015 and on CNBC Asia since February 9, 2015
|Genre||business news program|
|Presented by||Amanda Drury (2011–2015)
Brian Sullivan (2011–2015) Erin Burnett (2006–2011)
Ron Insana (1996–2002, 2003–2006)
Maria Bartiromo (1999–2002)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||60 minutes (US version)
120 minutes (Asia version)
|Picture format||16:9 (October 13, 2014-February 6, 2015; US version)|
|Original airing||(US version) 1996 — 2002-02-01 / 2003-12-08 — 2015-02-06
(Asia Version) 2014-03-31 — present
Street Signs was an American television business news program that aired on CNBC at 2:00pm ET. The show's final episode aired on February 6, 2015, due to Power Lunch returning to a two-hour format.
About the show
It was originally a two-hour program that aired on CNBC from 1996 to 2002-02-01. It was cancelled effective 2002-02-04 and Power Lunch occupied its vacated slot as a result of CNBC's revamped programming line-up. On 2003-12-08, former Business Center co-anchor and original host Ron Insana revived Street Signs. And on March 2006, Squawk on the Street co-anchor Erin Burnett replaced Insana as the program's new host. Burnett left CNBC on May 6, 2011. The show was last hosted by Amanda Drury and Brian Sullivan.
This program focused on the day's market action. In addition, prominent Wall Street analysts, investors and executives regularly appear on the program to offer their perspective.
On October 13, 2014, Street Signs was launched in full 1080i high-definition as part of CNBC's network-wide switch to a full 16:9 letterbox presentation.
List of Street Signs anchors
- Erin Burnett (2006–2011)
- Maria Bartiromo (2pm ET, 1999–2002)
- Ron Insana (1996-2002 (3pm ET, 1999–2002); 2003–2006)
- Amanda Drury & Brian Sullivan (2011-2015)
At 2:40pm ET, Jim Cramer (host of another CNBC program, Mad Money) presents the "Stop Trading!" segment. In this segment, which formerly aired on Closing Bell prior to 2006-09-11, the co-anchors ask Cramer about the stocks making news, and also ask him for his take on the day's markets. After the segment, a full-screen disclaimer is shown as Street Signs go to a commercial break.
Jim Cramer's on-air tirade about the weakening economy, which was seen during the "Stop Trading!" segment of this program on 2007-08-03, garnered widespread attention and helped galvanize the Federal Reserve Board to cut interest rates.
After Erin Burnett's departure from CNBC in May 2011, Amanda Drury (late of CNBC Asia) and Brian Sullivan (late of the Fox Business Network) became this program's new anchor team.
CNBC Asia's version of Street Signs debuted March 31, 2014, with Martin Soong and Oriel Morrison as co-anchors. Soong was previously a longtime co-anchor of Asia Squawk Box and Morrison was anchor of the now-cancelled Cash Flow. The CNBC Asia version of this program is still on-air as of February 9, 2015.
- Mad Money (a financial investing television program hosted by Jim Cramer)
- Ron Insana (former anchor of this program)
- Erin Burnett (former co-anchor of Squawk on the Street and former anchor of this program)
- Street Signs official website on CNBC.com
- Street Signs official blog on CNBC.com: Street Talk (since 2006-12-04)