Nasdaq MarketSite Will Become Broadcast Home For ‘Squawk Box’

By A.J. Katz 

CNBC’s Squawk Box is set to leave its home inside the Time-Life Building on Sixth Avenue in Manhattan for greener pastures. Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin will co-anchor the network’s flagship weekday morning show from the Nasdaq MarketSite studio in Times Square, starting January 3, 2017.

“The Nasdaq MarketSite studio has become the home, not only to our listed companies and major organizations, but to leading broadcast outlets around the world,” said Bob Greifeld, ceo of Nasdaq. “Since its debut in 1995, ‘Squawk Box’ has become the mustwatch pre-market show on television, revolutionizing the way that market news is being told. By reporting from the MarketSite, ‘Squawk Box’ is able to give its viewers a unique perspective on the day’s events directly from the market that is the home to the world’s biggest, most innovative and influential companies in the world.”

“We’re pleased to expand our programming from Marketsite, with its spectacular street level location at the crossroads of the world,” said Mark Hoffman, chairman of CNBC. “This new ‘Squawk Box’ stage, home to an impressive roster of listed companies, fits our long-standing strategy of selectively locating programs in both our state-of-the-art world headquarters as well as prestigious broadcast locations around the globe.”

Squawk Box was broadcast from CNBC’s New Jersey Headquarters (Fort Lee, later Englewood Cliffs) from its inception in 1995 until January 2015, when it moved across the Hudson River to the Time-Life Building.