Simon Hobbs Biography
Simon Hobbs is a British journalist and broadcaster who has worked in both print and broadcast media. Hobbs worked for business news channel CNBC for 18 years. First in London and then at the New York Stock Exchange.
Hobbs began his career as a journalist in 1986 when he joined the Financial Times as a reporter. He worked at the publication for over a decade, covering a range of topics including finance, economics, and politics.
In 1997, Hobbs joined CNBC Europe, where he worked as a reporter and anchor. He later became co-anchor of the network’s flagship morning show, “Squawk Box Europe.” During his time at CNBC, Hobbs covered major financial events such as the global financial crisis of 2008.
In 2016, Hobbs left CNBC to join the BBC. Where he worked as a presenter on the network’s business and finance programs, including “World Business Report” and “Business Live.”
Hobbs has won several awards for his journalism. Including the Wincott Award for Financial Journalist of the Year and the Royal Television Society Award for Best News Presenter.
Outside of his journalism career. Hobbs is a supporter of the charity SOS Children’s Villages and has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the organization.
Simon Hobbs Age
Hobbs has not yet disclosed his age and nothing is also known about his date of birth.
Simon Hobbs Nationality
Hobbs was born in Britain but he acquired an American citizenship in 2018. He lives in Los Angeles, freelancing and hosting conferences.
Simon Hobbs Family
There is no available information regarding Hobbs father, mother or siblings.
Simon Hobbs Wife
No information is revealed regarding Hobbs wife or his dating life.
Simon Hobbs Squawk on the Street
Simon Hobbs was a former anchor and reporter for CNBC, who frequently appeared on the network’s business news program “Squawk on the Street.” “Squawk on the Street” is a live, two-hour business news program that airs on CNBC from 9am to 11am Eastern Time.
The program covers breaking news, market-moving events, and interviews with business leaders, analysts, and government officials.
The show is hosted by a rotating team of anchors, including Carl Quintanilla, David Faber, and Jim Cramer, among others. Simon Hobbs left CNBC in 2016 after a 14-year tenure with the network.
Simon Hobbs CNBC
He joined CNBC after working for LBC news radio in the UK for 8 years. He had had a journey rising from reporter to executive producer, with stints at BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat.
For CNBC Europe, he originally co-anchored Squawk Box Europe and also anchored Europe Today and its replacement Today’s Business was the first show to totally interact with new video wall technology.
He was switched to afternoons, hosting European Closing Bell and Europe Tonight in 2003. Hobbs hosted European Closing Bell and Europe Tonight until Guy Johnson became host of both shows in March 2007.
AIB awarded him ‘International Presenter of the Year – Television’ for being “polished, passionate and enthused” in 2007.
CNBC relocated him to their USA headquarters to prevent him from Relaunching rival Bloomberg TV in 2009. At the time, the Financial Times wrote,” Anyone familiar with Simon Hobbs’ interviewing style will know that he is no corporate lackey. Quite the contrary, in fact — he’s tough, to the point”.
He also delivered a daily wrap of the European Market Close at 11.30am ET in addition to anchoring the 10am ET hour for CNBC USA. Hobbs also covered CNBC’s travel beat, reporting extensively on the lodging and cruise line industries, along with the giant online travel agencies. He anchored two seasons of ‘Executive Vision’ sponsored by Credit Suisse.
He made headlines when he challenged his CNBC colleague Jim Cramer on air during the Euro Zone crisis on 18 August 2011. This is after he inaccurately suggested that the French banks were about to go under, which could have had devastating consequences for the world’s financial system. Hobbs last day on CNBC was July 29, 2016.
Simon Hobbs Salary
According to some sources, Hobbs was one of the best paid journalists during his tenure with CNBC. His salary was however not revealed.
Simon Hobbs Net Worth
Hobbs is believed to worth millions of dollars since he has been working with big networks in he media industry hence a higher pay. His net worth is not yet disclosed.