Following 3-Year Absence, World Economic Forum Is Back in Davos and News Networks Are On-Site

By A.J. Katz 

Following a three-year absence as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual World Economic Forum is back.

Hosted in the Alpine ski town of Davos-Klosters, Switzerland since the early 1970s, the 2023 World Economic Forum kicked off Monday and will run through Friday, Jan. 20.

The meeting traditionally draws heads of state, high-profile business execs, cultural heavyweights/thought-leaders and representatives from international organizations.


World luminaries scheduled to attend this year’s WEF (the first since 2020) include U.S. climate envoy John Kerry, U.S. labor secretary Marty Walsh, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, Swiss Confederation president Alain Berset and Olena Zelenska, the First Lady of Ukraine. Zelenska spoke at the meeting’s opening ceremony and called for called for the restoration of international law and the United Nations Charter. She also remarked “Nothing is off limits for Russia.”

The 2023 WEF is slated to address climate change and economic uncertainty to geopolitical instability and public health., and this year’s theme is “Cooperation in a Fragmented World.”

U.S. TV business networks are sending many of their top talent to cover Davos 2023, and here’s the coverage breakdown.


  • Bloomberg Television’s David Westin, Lisa Abramowicz, Francine Lacqua, Haslinda Amin and Manus Cranny are on the ground for the World Economic Forum at Davos, conducting interviews with global newsmakers.
  • Westin will host a special edition of Wall Street Week this Friday from Davos at 6 p.m. ET, featuring insights from various banking CEOs, public officials, and more.
  • Lacqua also hosts Surveillance Early Edition daily at Davos from 10 a.m. CET/ 4 a.m. ET, and Abramowicz will contribute to Bloomberg’s flagship show Surveillance daily with various CEO and newsmaker interviews live from Davos.


  • The Squawk Box team of Becky Quick, Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin (pictured top-right) are co-hosting the morning show all week from Davos.
  • Sara Eisen is on-site for CNBC as well.
  • Tuesday CNBC on-site interviews included: S&P Global Vice Chairman Dan Yergin, Bank of America Chairman & CEO Brian Moynihan, Blackstone Chairman & CEO Stephen Schwarzman, Palantir CEO Alex Karp, BNY Mellon CEO Robin Vince, Author and Wharton Organizational Psychologist Adam Grant, Workday Co-CEOs Aneel Bhusri and Carl Eschenbach, Chevron CEO Michael Wirth, Honeywell Chairman & CEO Darius Adamczyk, United States Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, Asia Society President & CEO Kevin Rudd, General Atlantic LLC Chairman & CEO William Ford, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon, Lazard Financial Advisory CEO Peter Orszag, Palo Alto Networks CEO & Chairman Nikesh Arora and Citi CEO Jane Fraser.
  • Additionally, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, Chairman of PwC Bob Mortiz, HKEX Chair Laura Cha, President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda, President of Poland Andrzej Duda.
  • Wednesday and Thursday CNBC on-site interviews will include: Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, JPMorgan Chase Chairman & CEO Jamie Dimon, Mastercard CEO Michael Miebach, among others.
  •’s Hugh Son and Brian Schwartz are on the ground at Davos covering the latest news from banking CEOs to U.S. lawmakers.
  • CNBC International’s Geoff Cutmore, Steve Sedgwick, Karen Tso, Tania Bryer, Joumanna Bercetche, Arjun Kharpal and Silvia Amaro are on site and joined by an array of guests covering topics such as the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the recession outlook, and the reopening of China’s borders.
  • Coverage began Monday, Jan. 16 with interviews such as Secretary-General of the OECD Mathias Cormann and Minister of Finance of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Jadaan.
  • The CNBC International team is also taking part in an agenda of fireside chats and panels.


  • Richard Quest, Julia Chatterley and Fareed Zakaria will be joined by Larry Madowo on the ground.  Anna Stewart will also monitor the Forum from London.
  • Quest Means Business and First Move with Julia Chatterley will be anchored live from Davos from Tuesday through Thursday, and CNN Digital will also bring daily stories from the WEF at

Fox Business Network

  • FBN will present special, live coverage of the WEF beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17
  • Fox Business anchor and Global Markets Editor Maria Bartiromo is on the ground in Davos, providing live coverage of the annual meeting and interviewing thought leaders about their projections, priorities and goals for the year ahead.
  • Throughout the week, Bartiromo will speak to Chevron CEO Mike Wirth, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, S&P Global Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin, Blackstone Chairman, Founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman, New York Stock Exchange President Lynne Martin, United Nations Attorney General Antonio Guterres, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse, The Carlyle Group Co-Founder David Rubenstein, Bank of America Chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan, among others.