Business Newsers Are Back in Omaha For the 2019 Berkshire Hathaway Conference

By A.J. Katz 

Business TV newsers are joining investors (and non-investors alike) in the city of Omaha this weekend for the annual Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder meeting.

The meeting takes place at CHI Health Arena Saturday, May 4, and as always, is hosted by Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett and with vice-chairman Charlie Munger.

A number of business newsers have made the trek out west to scope out the scene and talk to the top news makers in advance of the meeting, including conversations with the Oracle of Omaha himself.

Below, is how business news networks are covering this year’s meeting.


Squawk Box co-host Becky Quick is already in Omaha, and co-hosted the morning show today from the site of the meeting. Quick chatted with Buffett on Thursday evening for an interview which aired on Squawk Box earlier today.

Buffett will then appear live on the program Monday from 6 – 9 a.m. ET. Charlie Munger, and Bill Gates will get a bit more sleep, and both are scheduled to join Buffett and the Squawk Box team on the show from 8 – 9 a.m. ET.

Fox Business:

Liz Claman is covering the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder meeting for the 11th consecutive year.

Claman kicked off her coverage earlier today, which featured an interview with Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger.

She’s anchoring her 3 p.m. show, Countdown to the Closing Bell, Friday live from the CHI Health Arena, where she will speak with CEO of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors (GAMCO) Mario Gabelli and Nebraska Governor Peter Ricketts, among others.

On Saturday, Claman will report live from the annual meeting for Fox News’ Cavuto Live (10 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET) and FBN’s Facebook Live page throughout the day.

Claman interviewed Howard, Susie, and Peter Buffett earlier today. The interview touched on the ongoing college admission scandal, future of the company and legacy of their father. Claman also caught up with Apple CEO Tim Cook (above).

Yahoo Finance:

Yahoo Finance is the exclusive live streaming partner of the conference for the fourth consecutive year. Beginning Saturday (May 4) at 9:45 a.m. EST, tune-in to watch Warren Buffett and  Charlie Munger share their candid outlook on the economy, the administration, today’s markets, the company and more. Stay tuned for updates, and watch the live stream here:

Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer will be on-the-ground at CHI Health Center Omaha (formerly CenturyLink Center Omaha) with Yahoo Finance on-air hosts Jen Rogers and Myles Udland, and on-air correspondents Julia La Roche and Javier David to provide insight, analysis and interviews. The schedule of live coverage includes:

  • 9:45 a.m. EST: Yahoo Finance Pre-show
  • 10:15 a.m. EST: Livestream of morning session featuring the Q&A with Buffett and Munger
  • 1:00 p.m. EST: Yahoo Finance Halftime Show
  • 2:00 p.m. EST: Livestream of afternoon session featuring additional Q&A with Buffett and Munger
  • 4:30 p.m. EST: Yahoo Finance Post-show
  • 4:45 p.m. EST: Livestream of the afternoon session continues
  • 5:30 p.m. EST: Meeting concludes

On Sunday, Yahoo Finance will sit-down with Munger for an exclusive recap of the 2019 meeting and its implications for the year ahead.

In a statement Joanna Lambert, General Manager of Finance, Tech and Autos at Verizon Media said: “Yahoo Finance is committed to building the most comprehensive finance and business platform in the world. Our return to Omaha to exclusively livestream an event as momentous as the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting is indicative of our position as a leader in business journalism,” said . “This is an important day for people across the globe and we’re thrilled to bring our audience an international livestream, with insightful reporting and analysis on the meeting.”

Throughout the Pre-Show and Halftime Report, Yahoo Finance will also feature a number of live and pre-taped interviews with the Yahoo Finance editorial team, including Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts; Jim Weber, CEO of Brooks Running; Rod Smith, Former Denver Broncos NFL Player; Moïse Mitterrand, CEO of LNC Investissement; Karen Hanrahan, CEO of the Glide Foundation; Kevin Clayton CEO of Clayton Homes; and others.