Rebecca “Becky” Quick is a popular American television news journalist and newscaster. She is known for her work with the CNBC network on which she serves in the capacity of an anchor appearing on the business news television program ‘Squawk Box’ alongside co-anchors Joe Kernan and Andrew Ross Sorkin, holding the position since 2005. She also appears as an anchor on the network’s syndicated weekly television program ‘On the Money’, on which she is the sole host.
Quick began her career in journalism in the capacity of an editor-in-chief at Rutgers University’s official newspaper The Daily Targum. Although she gained recognition for her work at the CNBC network, Quick spent seven years serving at The Wall Street Journal, covering various beats until she was employed by CNBC and continued to cover the beat officially as a CNBC employee. In the course of her career, Quick has gained recognition and is best known for her hard-hitting interviews on some of the richest and most influential names in the investment business.
Early Life and Education
Quick was born 18 July 1972, in the city of Gary, in Lake County, Indiana, USA as the daughter of a geologist father and a teacher mother. Owing to the nature of her father’s job as a geologist, the Quick family moved about a lot following oil production “booms”. As such, she spent many years f her like in states like Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and her birth state of Indiana. Quick has three younger siblings, all brothers and is of White Ethnicity.
Quick started her early education in Gary, Indian and completed the rest of her schooling, including her high school education in Texas, Ohio and Oklahoma. She later enrolled into Rutgers University, New Jersey to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in the field of political science, graduating in 1993. At Rutgers, Quick served as the editor-in-chief of the University’s official newspaper ‘The Daily Targum’.
After graduating from Rutgers University, Quick started her career with The Wall Street Journal in 1994 where she covered various beats including e-commerce, retail and the Internet. She played a significant role in launching the online version of the Wall Street Journal in April 1996 and served as the International news editor for the site. She also looked after the foreign affairs coverage and served at the organization for a period of 7 years until 2001. When CNBC partnered with Dow Jones, Quick was tasked with covering the Wall Street beat as a CNBC representative.
Quick was hired by CNBC in 2001 where she gained prominence owing to her profiles and hard-hitting interviews with some of the most influential investors which include Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Jamie Dimon, Alan Greenspan, Charlie Munger and Alan Greenspan as well as three United States Presidents among others. Quick served as a host at various prestigious conferences and panels world-wide including the Microsoft CEO Conference, Allen & Co. Sun Valley Media Conference as well as Most Powerful Women’s Conference by Fortune. Quick also serves as a columnist for Fortune Magazine. She is currently known for co-hosting “Squawk Box” and “On the Money” on CNBC.
Becky Quick – Pics
Quick has been married twice. Her first marriage with computer programmer Peter Shay lasted from 2006-2008. The marriage did not produce any children. In 2008, Quick entered into a relationship with Rutgers University alumna Matthew Quayle who is also an executive producer at CNBC. In August 2011, the couple announced the birth of their first child, a son named Kyle Nathaneil Quayle. The family resides in New Jersey.
Quick is also step-mother to two daughters named Natalie and Kimoko from Quayle’s previous marriage.
Becky Quick – Salary and Net Worth
Quick draws an annual salary of $700,000 and has an estimated net worth of approximately $4 Million.