CNBC Signs Deutsch CEO for Hour Specials

NEW YORK Donny Deutsch, chairman and CEO of Interpublic Group’s Deutsch, will host six, one-hour CNBC specials that will air throughout the year beginning Sept. 1.

In addition, Deutsch will serve as a periodic guest host for Squawk Box, which airs on the cable network from 7 to 10 a.m. weekdays, and as a substitute co-host on Kudlow & Cramer, which airs in prime time. In addition, Deutsch will also appear as a commentator on CNBC Business Day and on other CNBC prime-time programming. The network also plans to develop a pilot for a regularly scheduled show for Deutsch.

“Donny’s experience in the advertising and marketing fields, coupled with his unmatched reputation for being one of the best in the business, makes him a perfect addition to CNBC,” said Pamela Thomas-Graham, CNBC president and CEO. “He is informed, opinionated and influential, all the ingredients that make for compelling television.”

Among Deutsch’s advertising clients are Revlon, Mitsubishi Motors, Coors, Snapple, Novartis, Bank of America and Monster Worldwide. His agency handles more than $2 billion in billings.