David Faber (journalist)

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David Faber
David Faber at FT Spring Party (cropped).jpg
Faber at the Financial Times Spring Party in 2012
Born (1964-03-10) March 10, 1964 (age 57)
OccupationBusiness journalist
Notable credit(s)
Squawk on the Street
Spouse(s)Jenny Harris

David H. Faber (born March 10, 1964) is an American 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.


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 2010, he shared the Gerald Loeb Award for Television Enterprise business journalism for "House of Cards."[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]

Faber served as a guest host on Jeopardy! from August 2–6, 2021.[3] Faber was the champion of Celebrity Jeopardy! in 2012.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In 2000, Faber married Jenny Harris,[5] 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.[6] Faber is a 1985 cum laude graduate of Tufts University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.[1][7]

Faber is Jewish and was raised in Queens, New York.[8]

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  1. ^ a b c "CNBC TV Profiles: David Faber CNBC Anchor and Reporter". CNBC.com.
  2. ^ "More Loeb winners: Fortune and Detroit News". Taklking Biz News. June 29, 2010. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "Jeopardy! Guest Host Schedule". Jeopardy.com. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved July 24, 2021.
  4. ^ Barrientos, Selena (August 3, 2021). "'Jeopardy!' Fans Flood the Internet With Thoughts About David Faber as Guest Host". Good Housekeeping.
  5. ^ "WEDDINGS; David Faber and Jenny Harris". The New York Times. January 16, 2000.
  6. ^ "Marie Masters". TV.com. Archived from the original on February 5, 2013.
  7. ^ "The Thrill of the Chase". E-News. Tufts University. June 11, 2007. Archived from the original on July 17, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2010.
  8. ^ David Faber [@davidfaber] (January 25, 2013). "As a Jewish boy from Queens, like Carl Icahn, I want to state for the record that I never cried about being beaten up in school" (Tweet). Retrieved January 5, 2021 – via Twitter.

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