William C. Griffeth

Co-Anchor, Closing Bell at CNBC LLC

William C. Griffeth

William C. Griffeth

Co-Anchor, Closing Bell at CNBC LLC

Biography

With more than 20 years experience in business television, Bill Griffeth is one of the most respected financial journalists in the country. Best known for his quick wit and his ability to think on his feet, he brings an extensive knowledge of the markets and market history to CNBC’s programming.

Bill was part of the production team that in 1981 started the Financial News Network, the first cable channel devoted to business news. During his ten years there he was nominated for a Cable ACE award as best news anchor for his work anchoring FNN’s coverage of the stock market crash of 1987.

In 1991, when NBC purchased FNN, Bill joined the CNBC team. He has anchored a number of programs for the network, including Market Wrap, Mutual Fund Investor, The Money Club, and – his current assignment – the very popular “Power Lunch,” (M-F, 12-2 p.m. ET) which he co-hosts with Sue Herera. Along the way, he garnered 6 more Cable ACE nominations.

Bill has always believed that educating viewers about how the markets work is as important as informing them about the latest news. That is why he helped develop CNBC’s Student Stock Tournament, an online stock-picking contest designed to teach 4th -12th graders about stocks. More than 40,000 students in the U.S. and parts of Canada participated during the 4 years the tournament was conducted in the 1990’s. And the tournament’s Web site won the Beacon Award in 1998 for being the Internet’s best educational site. And in 2001, upon Bill’s 20th anniversary in the business, the National Association of Investors Corp. awarded Bill its Distinguished Service Award in Investor Education.

Bill has also written three books to date. His most recent book, By Faith Alone: One Family's Epic Journey Through 400 Years of American Protestantism (Harmony), was published December 1, 2007. His other two books, Bill Griffeth’s Ten Steps to Financial Prosperity (Warner Books), which was published in 1994, and The Mutual Fund Masters (McGraw-Hill), published in 1995, were both Fortune Book Club main selections.

He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism in 1980 from California State University, Northridge. In 2000, CSUN honored him with its Distinguished Alumnus Award.

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President at California State University - Northridge Foundation

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Chief Financial Officer at California State University - Northridge Foundation

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Provost & Vice President, Academic Affairs at California State University, Northridge

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Chief Engineer Energy & Advanced Programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at California State University, Northridge

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Founder at Agora Realty & Management, Inc.

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Former Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP

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Former Director, Early Intervention Program for Infants & Toddlers at California State University, Northridge

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Assistant Professor, Philosophy at California State University, Northridge

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Former City Council at City of Los Angeles - California

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William C. Griffeth
Co-Anchor, Closing Bell at CNBC LLC
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism
Class of 1980

California State University, Northridge is a vibrant, diverse university community of 38,310 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff, sited on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. As you explore the university's web site, you will find ample evidence of Cal State Northridge's commitment to the educational and professional goals of students, and its extensive service to the community.

Career History
Co-Anchor, Closing Bell
1991 - Current

CNBC LLC provides television programming services. It focuses on different sectors such as sports, automotive, technology, real estate, and energy. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Professional
Prior - 1991
Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

The California State University, Northridge Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public benefit California Corporation that serves as an auxiliary organization to California State University, Northridge. The corporation is organized exclusively for scientific, literary and educational purposes within the meaning of a University Auxiliary under Section 89901(d) of the California Education Code.

Awards & Honors
2001
National Association of Investors Corp - Distinguished Service Award in Investor Education
2000
California State University, Northridge - Distinguished Alumnus Award
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