David Faber Biography
David Faber (full name: David H. Faber) is an American financial journalist and market news analyst for the television cable network CNBC. He co-hosts the show “Squawk on the Street,” a CNBC morning business show that debuted on 19th December 2005. He is also known as “The Brain” by by his fellow CNBC colleagues.
David Faber Age
Faber is 55 years old as of 2019. He was born on 10 March 1964 in the United States.
David Faber Family | Parents
Faber was born into the family of Belle B. Faber, a Polish Jew businesswoman and an associate director of the American Jewish Congress and Norman L. Faber, who is a lawyer. His father is of German descent. David went to Tufts University and has a bachelor’s degree in English from there.
David Faber Wife
Since 2000, Faber is married to business journalist / television producer, Jenny Harris. She is the fraternal twin sister of musician Jesse Harris and together they are the daughters of an “As the World Turns” actress Marie Masters and lawyer Jayne Harris (of former Hall Dickler Kent Goldstein & Wood).
David Faber Journalism Work | CNBC
Faber works for the pay TV business news channel CNBC, since joining it in 1993. This was after seven years of working for Institutional Investor magazine by Euromoney Institutional Investor, a monthly periodical that was founded in 1967. He has also been a host of a couple of documentaries on corporations like eBay and Wal-Mart.
In 2001, he was linked to the likelihood of becoming the co-anchor chair of CNN’s then-popular Moneyline. Aside from co-hosting “Squawk on the Street,” he hosts CNBC’s monthly program, Business Nation, since its debut on January 24, 2007.
During the running of the “Faber Report,” Faber provides the viewers with an in-depth analysis on a range of business topics as well as breaks news. In his time with CNBC, Faber has been a reporter on 10 documentaries which have also led to his awards.
Among his big financial stories as a journalist include:
- the story on the massive fraud at WorldCom
- Rupert Murdoch’s unsolicited bid for Dow Jones
- Walt Disney’s deal to buy most of Twenty-First Century Fox’s assets
David Faber Books
Faber is a New York Times best-selling author, with his books;
- The Faber Report
Published in the spring of 2002 by Little, Brown
- And Then the Roof Caved In
Published by John Wiley in the summer of 2009
- House of Cards: The Origins of the Collapse
This is a 2010 documentary on CNBC’s investigation of the origins of the global economic collapse since the great depression.
David Faber Awards and Nominations
- 2005 – a Peabody Award for the documentary “The Age of Walmart”.
- 2005 – An Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for Broadcast Journalism.
- 2010 – Gerald Loeb Award for Television Enterprise business journalism for “House of Cards.”
- A nomination for News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting – Long Form