Street Signs (TV series)
Logo used on CNBC US from October 13, 2014 through February 6, 2015, on CNBC Asia since February 9, 2015 and on CNBC Europe since its debut on January 4, 2016
|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-present)
Louisa Bojesen (Europe version, 2016–2017)
Carolin Roth (Europe version, 2016–present)
|Country of origin||United States (1996-2002 / 2003-2015)
Singapore (Asia version, 2014-present)
United Kingdom (Europe version, 2016-present)
|Location(s)||Fort Lee, NJ (US version, 1996-2002)
Englewood Cliffs, NJ (US version, 2003-2015)
Singapore (Asia version, 2014-present)
London (Europe version, 2016-present)
|Running time||60 minutes (US version)
120 minutes (Asia version)
60 minutes (Europe version)
|Picture format||16:9 1080i HD (October 13, 2014-February 6, 2015; US version)
16:9 576i widescreen SD (March 31, 2014-present; Asia version)
16:9 576i widescreen SD (January 4, 2016-present; Europe version, also broadcasts in 16:9 1080i HD on CNBC US)
|Original release||(US version) 1996 — 2002-02-01 / 2003-12-08 — 2015-02-06
(Asia Version) 2014-03-31 — present
(Europe Version) 2016-01-04 — present
Street Signs is a television business programme on CNBC Asia and CNBC Europe. Before the Asian version debuted on March 31, 2014 (see "CNBC Asia" further down this page for more information), it was broadcast 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. The European version of Street Signs, which is aired in a one-hour format on CNBC Europe, debuted January 4, 2016 (see "CNBC Europe" further down this page for more information).
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)
- Oriel Morrison (CNBC Asia, 2014–present)
- Martin Soong (CNBC Asia, 2014–present)
- Louisa Bojesen (CNBC Europe, 2016–2017)
- Carolin Roth (CNBC Europe, 2016–present)
About the show
This program focusses on the day's market action. In addition, prominent analysts, investors and executives regularly appear on the program to offer their perspective.
Street Signs was originally a two-hour programme that aired on CNBC from 1996 to February 1, 2002. It was cancelled effective February 4, 2002 and Power Lunch occupied its vacated slot as a result of CNBC's revamped programming line-up. On December 8, 2003, former Business Center co-anchor and original host Ron Insana revived Street Signs. And in March 2006, Squawk on the Street co-anchor Erin Burnett replaced Insana as the programme's new host. Burnett left CNBC on May 6, 2011. After Erin Burnett's departure Amanda Drury (late of CNBC Asia) and Brian Sullivan (late of the Fox Business Network) became this program's new anchor team and were to be the show's final anchors.
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.
One notable segment of the programme, which aired at 2:40pm ET, the "Stop Trading!" segment, was presented by Jim Cramer (host of another CNBC program, Mad Money). 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 galvanise the Federal Reserve Board to cut interest rates.
As of January 4, 2016, the European version of Street Signs is the only CNBC Europe program that is aired on CNBC's main US channel. Coincidentally (as previously mentioned), the US' own version of Street Signs aired its last show 11 months earlier, on February 6, 2015.
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 background music for both the Asian and European versions is the same as CNBC Asia's The Rundown and CNBC US' Squawk Alley.
CNBC Europe's version of Street Signs debuted January 4, 2016. Airing in a one-hour format from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CET, it replaced the first hour of Worldwide Exchange, which itself had its airtime halved to one hour. However, the programme is occasionally extended to two hours on American bank holidays. The CNBC Europe version of Street Signs was originally co-anchored by Louisa Bojesen and Carolin Roth. Bojesen was previously anchor of the now-cancelled European Closing Bell and Roth, who became the solo anchor of Street Signs following Bojesen's departure from CNBC Europe on April 28, 2017, was previously co-anchor of Worldwide Exchange. Street Signs is also broadcast on CNBC's main US channel from 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. ET.
- 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)