2017 TVNewser Bracket Challenge… Who’s In?

By A.J. Katz 

The TVNewser Bracket Challenge is back for its 9th year as the 2017 NCAA college basketball tournament tips off this afternoon. The defending champion is HLN meterologist Bob Van Dillen, who dominated the field with 121 points, correctly picking 43 of 63 games. He’s looking to go back-to-back.

With exactly 30 minutes to go until the round of 64 tips off (Princeton versus Notre Dame on CBS), here’s who’s in. We’ll keep you updated on who’s leading throughout the tourney.

  • Team CNBC

Sara Eisen, co-anchor, Squawk on the Street and Worldwide Exchange

Kelly Evans, co-anchor, Closing Bell

Matthew Quayle, senior executive producer, Squawk Box

Eric Chemi, senior editor at large for data journalism

Jessica Golden, senior field producer

Regina Gilgan, executive producer, Mad Money with Jim Cramer

Matt Rosoff, editorial, CNBC digital.

Andrew Ross Sorkin, co-anchor, Squawk Box

Joe Kernen, co-anchor, Squawk Box

Todd Bonin, senior exec. producer, Squawk on the Street, Squawk Alley

Dominic Chu, markets reporter

Brian Steel, evp of public relations

  • Team NBC/MSNBC

Willie Geist, host, Sunday Today with Willie Geist; co-host, MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Peter Alexander, national correspondent, NBC News

Steve Kornacki, political correspondent, MSNBC

Kasie Hunt, Capitol Hill correspondent, NBC News

Janelle Rodriguez, svp of editorial, NBC News

  • Team Fox News

Brian Kilmeade, co-host, Fox & Friends.

Janice Dean, meterologist, Fox & Friends

  • Team Fox Business

Blake Burman, White House correspondent.

Liz Claman, anchor, Countdown to the Closing Bell

  • Team CNN

Bill Weir, host, The Wonder List

Dave Briggs, co-host, Early Start

  • Team HLN

Bob Van Dillen, senior meteorologist, Morning Express with Robin Meade

  • Team Bloomberg

Tom Keene, host, Bloomberg TV and Radio

David Westin, anchor, Bloomberg Daybreak Americas

  • Team TVNewser/Adweek

A.J. Katz, co-editor, TVNewser