Squawk Box and On The Money are two of the most popular sources of financial news on CNBC. Becky Quick is a host of these two programs, making her a prominent broadcast journalist on the network. Before this, she was a writer for The Wall Street Journal. As of 2023, Becky Quick has a net worth of $20 million.
Rebecca “Becky” Quick was born on July 18, 1972. Her father was a geologist who followed oil production booms in the United States. Because of this, their family lived in Oklahoma, Texas, Indiana, and Ohio.
They eventually made Melford, New Jersey, their permanent home. There, young Rebecca went to Rutgers University and got a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
She got her start in journalism at a young age as the editor-in-chief of her school’s publication, The Daily Targum. This role helped her win the Times Mirror Fellowship award from the university, where she graduated in 1993.
Quick’s first job was with The Wall Street Journal, writing about e-commerce and retail. She helped the company establish its website in 1996 as the international news editor.
In 2001, Becky transitioned from print to television as a financial correspondent on CNBC. She worked her way up the network to become the host of Squawk Box in 2005.
Later she was joined by Carl Quintanilla, Joe Kernen, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Their morning program provides analysis and breaking news on financial markets. The anchors make engaging banter while discussing relatively boring topics.
In 2013, CNBC’s The Wall Street Journal Report was renamed “On the Money.” Maria Bartiromo was the show’s original host, but left in less than a year, and Becky Quick was chosen to replace her.
The show helped Rebecca become a top-rated interviewer in the finance world. She has had thought-provoking discussions with investors like Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Charlie Munger, Jamie Dimon, and several national presidents.
Quick has other endeavors outside of CNBC. She co-moderated a Republican presidential debate in 2015. Later on, she became a board member of the Economic Club of New York and a panelist at high-profile international conferences.
Net Worth and Earnings
Becky Quick’s current annual salary on CNBC is $3 million in 2023. But as mentioned, this isn’t the only venture she’s pursuing. She also earns extra income as a conference panelist.
Because she works closely with the financial system, it is highly likely that she invests some of her money into stocks and other assets. While she hasn’t revealed anything about her investments, they could play a role in her $20 million net worth.
Rebecca Quick married Peter Shay in 2006, a programmer. However, they split up two years later. Not long after that, she tied the knot with Matt Quayle, Squawk Box’s executive producer.
With this, she has two stepdaughters, Kimiko and Natalie. Becky also had children with Peter, a boy named Kyle and a girl named Kaylie. They all live together in Haworth, New Jersey.