Street Signs (TV series)

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Street Signs
CNBC Street Signs Ident 2014.png
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)
Martin Soong (Asia version, 2014-present)
Oriel Morrison (Asia version, 2014-2015)
Country of origin United States (2002-2015)
Singapore (Asia version, 2014-present)
Original language(s) English
Location(s) Fort Lee, NJ (US version, 1996-2002)
Englewood Cliffs, NJ (US version, 2003-2015)
Singapore (Asia version, 2014-present)
Running time 60 minutes (US version)
120 minutes (Asia version)
Original channel CNBC
Picture format 16:9 (October 13, 2014-February 6, 2015; US version)
Original release (US version) 1996 — 2002-02-01 / 2003-12-08 — 2015-02-06
(Asia Version) 2014-03-31 — present
Preceded by 1996-2002:
Open Exchange
Followed by 1996-2002:
Open Exchange
Power Lunch
External links

Street Signs is an Asian television business program aired in a two-hour format on CNBC Asia. Before the Asian version debuted on March 31, 2014 (see "CNBC Asia" further down this page for more information), it was an American television business news program that aired on CNBC at 2:00pm ET. The US version's final episode aired on February 6, 2015, due to Power Lunch returning to a two-hour format.

About the show (US version)[edit]

the former set of Street Signs (2006-2010-04)

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 US' network-wide switch to a full 16:9 letterbox presentation.

List of Street Signs anchors[edit]

  • 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)
  • Oriel Morrison (CNBC Asia, 2014-2015)
  • Martin Soong (CNBC Asia, 2014-present)

Stop Trading! (US Version only)[edit]

At 2:40pm ET, Jim Cramer (host of another CNBC program, Mad Money) presented the "Stop Trading!" segment. In this segment, which formerly aired on Closing Bell prior to 2006-09-11, the co-anchors asked Cramer about the stocks making news, and also asked him for his take on the day's markets. After the segment, a full-screen disclaimer was shown as Street Signs go to a commercial break.

Cramer's "Stop Trading!" segment was moved to the end of the first hour of Squawk on the Street on February 9, 2015.


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[edit]

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. However, the background music is same as CNBC Asia's The Rundown and CNBC US' Squawk Alley.

As of August 24, 2015, Martin Soong is now the solo anchor of Street Signs. His co-anchor, Oriel Morrison, was moved to Asia Squawk Box, which itself is now based in both Singapore and Hong Kong.

See also[edit]

  • 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)

External links[edit]