David Faber (CNBC)

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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 55)
OccupationBusiness journalist
Notable credit(s)
Squawk on the Street
Spouse(s)Jenny Harris

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.


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 2001, Faber was considered to be a strong contender for the co-anchor chair of CNN's then-popular Moneyline.[3]

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 life[edit]

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 German descent) is a lawyer(Faber is a common German surname originating from Bavaria). In 2000, Faber married Jenny Harris,[4] who is a business journalist / television producer, daughter of lawyer Jayne Harris (Hall Dickler Kent Goldstein & Wood) and As the World Turns actress Marie Masters, and fraternal twin sister of musician Jesse Harris.[5] Faber is a 1985 cum laude graduate of Tufts University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.[1][6]

Host shows[edit]


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

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