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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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#1 Comment By David On August 16, 2007 @ 2:01 pm

No picture? Don’t make us click the link. Previous discussion here.

#2 Comment By why? On August 16, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

What’s the obsession with her?

#3 Comment By Ben Fleming On August 16, 2007 @ 6:32 pm

She’s young, she’s very attractive, and she’s extremely good at her job, which is to get people talking about CNBC. The first two things are tough enough for the media to stay away from — add the navel-gazing angle of a rising fellow traveler, and they start salivating like Pavlov’s production assistant.

I’m also assuming you’re asking what the obsession with her is in general. If you’re asking why EphBlog would be obsessed with her, well, that’s fairly self-explanatory.

#4 Comment By Jeff Z. On August 16, 2007 @ 7:01 pm

I have to, reluctantly, give the class of 98 props … between Erin and Lee Hom Wang, they definitely win in the “ever growing legion of salivating fans” department (although Erin has a loooong way to go to catch up with Lee Hom).

#5 Comment By T. Donaghy On August 16, 2007 @ 11:32 pm

Over/under on when the above (11:12 pm) is removed?

#6 Comment By rory On August 16, 2007 @ 11:42 pm

how about now? (oh, and clever name. I laughed)

and erin burnett just made it to a new level…getting skewered for some absurd statements on The Daily Show. heh.

#7 Comment By Sam Jackson On August 17, 2007 @ 3:21 am

Aw, rory stole my comment : \

Tonight’s daily show coverage was pretty sweet, jon stewart did a nice number on her coverage. “what does it mean for america when our country’s best friend… is poisoning us with lead?” : ) (that’s stewart responding, not her).

I hadn’t connected the personality with that name or williams, neat!

#8 Comment By Jeff Z. On August 17, 2007 @ 8:55 am

To what did the offending comment pertain? Curious …. if someone could get the youtube of the daily show bit up, that would rule …

#9 Comment By Anonymous On August 17, 2007 @ 9:32 am

insulting mild homophobia. nothing big. as for the daily show clip..didn’t viacom sue youtube over such clips?

Anyway, it is on this page: http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_daily_show/index.jhtml. It’s the first clip in their videos called “Great Recall of China” I believe. It comes with one minute left in the clip.

#10 Comment By rory On August 17, 2007 @ 9:33 am

above was me.

#11 Comment By Jeff Z. On August 17, 2007 @ 9:53 am

Thanks Rory!

#12 Comment By David ’06 On August 17, 2007 @ 7:24 pm

Q: Are you single?

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

There’s hope yet.

#13 Comment By Ken Thomas ’93 On August 17, 2007 @ 7:47 pm

didn’t viacom sue youtube over such clips?

Was that the filing before or after Google acquired YouTube? YouTube was actually pretty good about copyright takedowns before Google; now things are shifting, the size of the gorillas involved has changed the nature of the boxing match, and I’m sure there are some long-term strategies involved amid the usual teeth-baring tactics.

Google’s more of an elephant than a gorilla, though: Lucas got a deal on the Presidio campus; Google paid NASA above prime for Moffitt, (and heck they deserved to…), more or less at the peak of value… well done, !

#14 Comment By Anonymous On August 17, 2007 @ 10:44 pm

“when the above (11:12 pm) is removed”

Why is EphBlog censoring comments now? As I recall, that wasn’t even done when the Mary Jane Hitler saga went nationwide and attracted lots of Nazis.

#15 Comment By rory On August 18, 2007 @ 10:55 am

because I didn’t have author privileges then :)

Actually, if one looks at the FAQ, there is a policy on deletion that was appropriate to that particular comment.

#16 Comment By frank uible On August 18, 2007 @ 12:49 pm

It’s David’s sandbox, and he can (and permit others to) pee in it only to the extent that he sees fit. Of course, one can always build one’s own sandbox and establish one’s own standards of peeing in it.

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