Contessa Brewer Joins CNBC as Contributor

By A.J. Katz 

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Former MSNBC and CBSN anchor Contessa Brewer appeared on multiple CNBC programs this past Friday, reporting on consumer use and retailer acceptance of chip-enabled credit cards. She appeared in-studio on Squawk Box, Power Lunch and Closing Bell as well as the CNBC-produced syndicated Nightly Business Report.

Brewer, who was introduced as a contributor, was most recently a freelance co-anchor for CBSN in 2015, and also filed stories for the CBS Evening News and ABC News last year. She was at NBC’s New York affiliate WNBC through February 2015, and is perhaps best known for her 8-year tenure at MSNBC, where she anchored dayside newscasts. You can still find her on MSNBC voicing the show Caught on Camera. It remains to be seen whether Brewer’s role at CNBC will become a permanent one.