The Afternoon Ticker: Liesman & Obama, Castiglia & CBS, Newt & the Root

By Chris Ariens 

  • He may have passed on Jimmy Kimmel, but President Obama will be sitting down with CNBC’s chief economics correspondent Steve Liesman tomorrow. The discussion will stick to money matters: taxes, minimum wage and the economy, among others.

  • Danna Castiglia has been named VP of Business Development for CBS News. A 17-year CBS veteran, Castiglia will manage business-related transactions within CBS News in this new position. Most recently, she served as CBS’s VP of Corporate Development.

  • CNN’s “Crossfire” is partnering with The Root, an online news source for African American influencers. The podcast, which premieres today, is moderated by The Root’s Jenée Desmond-Harris and features “Crossfire” hosts Newt Gingrich and Van Jones.