CNBC’s retail correspondent Courtney Reagan was doing a segment on holiday shopping for the CNBC-produced “Nightly Business Report.” At least that what she thought.
The show’s anchor, Tyler Mathisen was in place, as was the camera and production crew, so they started recording.
But it was all a ruse. What Courtney didn’t know is that her boyfriend, investment researcher Jared Baker was waiting in the wings, with a diamond ring. She looked stunned. He told her he’s loved her since the day they met. She cried. He got on one knee. She cried some more. Mathisen grabbed the tissues. And the rest is TV history.