As TVNewser first heard back in April, CNBC has named Kelly Evans as a new co-anchor on “Squawk on the Street,” the business channel’s 9 AM-12 PM program. Evans will effectively be replacing Melissa Lee, who cut back her hours on the morning program last month. She will be joining the current “Squawk” team, which includes Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer, David Faber and Simon Hobbs.
Evans is moving to CNBC’s headquarters in New Jersey from London, where she has been the co-host of ‘Worldwide Exchange,” which airs from 4-6 AM on the east coast. She joined CNBC in February, 2012 from the Wall Street Journal, adding co-anchor duties to “Worldwide Exchange” in May of that year.
CNBC senior VP Nik Deogun made the Evans announcement in a note to staff this morning. Read it below.
I’m pleased to announce that after a successful stint as co-host of “Worldwide Exchange” in London, Kelly Evans has returned to the U.S.
Starting Monday, Kelly will join the “Squawk on the Street” team as co-anchor, bringing her deep knowledge of the markets and economy to the program.
Prior to arriving at CNBC 15 months ago, Kelly was a reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, penning the influential “Ahead of the Tape” column. She also hosted the daily “News Hub” program on WSJ.com.
Please join me in welcoming Kelly back to the U.S.