Bill Griffeth

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Bill Griffeth
BornWilliam Curtis Griffeth
(1956-08-07) August 7, 1956 (age 62)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materCalifornia State University, Northridge
OccupationFinancial journalist
TitleAnchor of CNBC's Nightly Business Report

William Curtis Griffeth (born August 7, 1956) is an American financial journalist for CNBC, the cable network he has been with since 1991.

Journalism career[edit]

Prior to joining CNBC, Griffeth was part of the production team that started the Financial News Network in 1981. During his 10 years there he was nominated for a CableACE award as best news anchor for his work anchoring FNN's coverage of the 1987 stock market crash.

Griffeth joined CNBC in 1991, when NBC purchased FNN and merged it with CNBC. He has anchored a number of programs for CNBC, including Power Lunch (Monday-Friday, 12-2pm ET), which he co-anchored with Sue Herera. He garnered 6 more CableACE nominations along the way.

On November 19, 2009, CNBC president Mark Hoffman announced in an email to the staff that Griffeth would be taking a one-year leave of absence from the cable channel. His last day, at least for the next year, was Wednesday, November 25, 2009.[1]

On January 3, 2011, Griffeth returned to CNBC to co-anchor the Closing Bell (Monday-Friday, 3-4pm ET).

Personal life[edit]

Since 1992, Griffeth and his wife and family have been residents of Park Ridge, New Jersey.[2]

Host shows[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Along with his co-anchor Sue Herera, Griffeth received his bachelor's degree in Journalism in 1980 from California State University, Northridge. While a student at CSUN, Griffeth co-hosted a weekly interview show, "Straightalk," with Rick Holicker, on KCSN, the university's then-NPR-affiliated radio station. Along with Holicker, he won the Golden Mike Award from the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California for a documentary on NASA's Viking program, titled "The Flight to Mars." In 2000, CSUN honored him with its Distinguished Alumnus Award.


  • Griffeth, Bill (1994). Bill Griffeth's 10 Steps to Financial Prosperity. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 978-1557385758.
  • Griffeth, Bill (1995). The Mutual Fund Masters. Probus Publishing. ISBN 978-1557385826.
  • Griffeth, Bill (2007). By Faith Alone: One Family's Epic Journey Through 400 Years of American Protestantism. Harmony. ISBN 978-0307337283.
  • Griffeth, Bill (2016). The Stranger in My Genes: A Memoir. New England Historic Genealogical Society. ISBN 978-0880823449.


  1. ^ Griffeth, Bill (November 23, 2009). "CNBC Fan Update". Facebook.
  2. ^ Rohan, Virginia (October 10, 2016). "CNBC's Bill Griffeth on how a DNA test 'complicated' his life". The Record.

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