CNBC has named a replacement for Carl Quintanilla on Squawk Box, its morning news program: New York Times columnist and Too Big to Fail author Andrew Ross Sorkin.
According to an internal memo that went out to CNBC staff Friday afternoon, Sorkin will be a permanent Squawk Box co-host alongside Joe Kernan and Becky Quick. "Replacing Carl on Squawk Box is no easy task, but we are thrilled to announce that Andrew Ross Sorkin is joining the CNBC team to co-host Squawk Box every morning with Joe and Becky," CNBC senior vice president Nikhil Deogun said in his internal memo announcing Sorkin's appointment. "As a CNBC contributor, Andrew has long been an extended member of both the CNBC and Squawk families, and we’re pleased he will now be a part of our morning team . . . Andrew will continue to write his widely read column for The New York Times, which has an online partnership with CNBC, as well as help oversee DealBook, the online news site he founded."
Earlier this week, CNBC announced that Sorkin's predecessor, Quintanilla, would be jumping from Squawk Box to a post co-anchoring the morning news show Squawk on the Street with Melissa Lee. Quintanilla is filling a vacancy on that show left by the death of Mark Haines in May, and the departure of Erin Burnett to CNN in April.