UPDATE: Daily Show Clip –


Condé Nast Portfolio has a fawning profile of “business broadcasting’s hottest host”, Erin Burnett ’98. And here’s another gushing piece, from the NY Post.

Some excerpts from the silly FHM-style interview in the Post:

Q: Do you get stopped on the street and propositioned by your fans on Wall Street?

A: Oh God, no. People who recognize me from the show have stopped me a few times, but it doesn’t happen often. In New York, there are a lot of real celebrities running around.

Q: How much e-mail do you get from obsessed viewers?

A: It’s flattering that people notice you, but some of the stuff is just weird. It comes in but I don’t respond to it. I guess it just comes with the job. I actually get a lot of really thoughtful and insightful e-mails from hedge-fund managers and brokers.

Q: What’s your typical day like?

A: I get up at 5 a.m. and head straight down to the stock exchange and there it’s just a race to get ready on the set. Around 7 a.m. we have our first call for “Squawk on the Street” to figure out what news stories we’re following.

Q: Sounds like a lot of work. Do you ever get to go out during the week?

A: By the time the end of the day comes, I’m pretty exhausted. Sometimes I’ll have dinner or drinks with a source but if I have a free night, I usually go to the gym.

Q: How often to you get to the gym?

A: Not as often as I should, but I usually get there three or four times a week counting both Saturday and Sunday. It just makes me feel better. I played field hockey and lacrosse in college so I miss the exercise.

Q: After you graduated from Williams College, you worked at Goldman Sachs. Why did you leave?

A: I loved the experience and I still have a lot of friends there. I just didn’t feel an excitement about it.

Q: What’s your favorite restaurant?

A: “Henry’s End” in Brooklyn Heights.

Q: Are you getting annoyed with the comparison with Maria?

A: Yeah. The way I look at it, it’s good for CNBC because we have such a strong lineup. People like rivalries. Our styles are very different.

Q: Are you single?

A: The only thing I can say is that I’m not married.

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