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The face of business morning news on CNBC, David Faber co-hosts the network’s signature show Squawk on the Street. The investigative journalist has been the first to report on several of the top financial stories of the century including the WorldCom scandal, the bail out of the hedge fund Long Term Capital Management, and numerous takeovers.

During his 20-year-plus tenure at CNBC, Faber has become a cornerstone of the network. Known for his unique journalistic style, which has been described as a “calm demeanor with an underlying sense of urgency,” he specializes in breaking stories, interviewing corporate titans such as Rupert Murdoch, and producing economically relevant documentaries, including The Age of Wal-Mart, which won him a Peabody and DuPont Award.

Faber’s most recent book And Then the Roof Caved In examines the real causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis through an extensive collection of primary sources who give insider accounts of decisions and actions that led up to the economic downfall.

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    An Emmy, Peabody, and Dupont award winner, David Faber has anchored and co-produced several of CNBC′s acclaimed original documentaries and long-form programming as well as a co-anchor of CNBC′s Squawk on the Street.

    During the day, Faber breaks news and provides in-depth analysis on a range of business topics during the Faber Report. In his 14 years at CNBC, Faber has broken many big financial stories including the massive fraud at WorldCom, the bailout of the hedge fund Long Term Capital Management, and Rupert Murdoch′s unsolicited bid for Dow Jones.

    Previously, Faber was also the chief correspondent for CNBC′s Business Nation a monthly, one-hour newsmagazine, which featured the stories behind the business headlines. Business Nation was the first regularly scheduled newsmagazine to focus solely on the world of business. In December 2007, Business Nation received an Emmy for its piece, “Prescription….and Pay-offs,” and in December 2008 for, “Field of Dreams,” both reported by Faber.

    In November 2006, Faber presented the two-hour, Emmy award-winning, original documentary Big Brother, Big Business, which investigated the increasing number of ways ordinary Americans are monitored and affected by the encroaching world of surveillance and how this covert spying has become big business. Big Brother, Big Business received an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Documentary on a Business Topic.

    Faber received the two most prestigious awards in broadcast journalism in 2005 when CNBC′s two-hour documentary, The Age of Wal-Mart, garnered both a Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for Broadcast Journalism. It was the first time CNBC won a Peabody Award or a DuPont Award.

    Faber launched the network′s long-form, original documentaries in 2003 with the Maxwell Award-winning and Emmy-nominated The Big Heist: How AOL Took Time Warner. Faber followed The Big Heist with the acclaimed The Big Lie: Inside the Rise and Fraud of WorldCom. The Big Lie received a National Headliner Award and was used by the prosecution in the trial of WorldCom′s Former CEO Bernard Ebbers. Faber′s documentary The eBay Effect — Inside a Worldwide Obsession aired in June 2005.

    Faber joined CNBC in 1993 after seven years at Institutional Investor, where he covered corporate finance and global equity markets.

    David′s book, The Faber Report, was published by Little, Brown in Spring 2002.

    He holds a bachelor′s degree in English from Tufts University.


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Drawing from his research for the CNBC documentary House of Cards and best-selling book And Then the Roof Caved In, investigative journalist David Faber debunks common myths surrounding the causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis. Shifting the spotlight from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Faber attributes the crisis more to their absence from the market than their presence.

“Their absence from the market for mortgages…allowed Wall Street to move in, and ultimately cause so many of the problems that we still suffer from,” Faber reports, claiming that Wall Street firms did not fully understand the risks they were taking within the housing market.


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“The heart of CNBC,” business journalist David Faber uncovers the key policies and agendas of corporate America and how they affect our daily lives and economic reality. With over two decades of experience covering Wall Street, Faber has forged a multitude of trustworthy relationships with investment bankers, hedge fund managers, and regulators, giving him access to valuable behind-the-scenes information about the ups and downs of the market, the real causes of the recent recession, and what lies ahead in the coming years. Known for his sincerity, Faber’s compelling but cool delivery presents credit and financial crises in easy-to-follow terms, leaving audiences informed and enlightened.

Suggested Speaking Topics:

  • An Evening with David Faber
  • Faber Reports: A Look at Wall Street, Main Street
  • And Then the Roof Caved In: How Wall Street′s Greed and Stupidity Brought Capitalism to Its Knees




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    And Then the Roof Caved In: How Wall Street′s Greed and Stupidity Brought Capitalism to Its Knees
    And Then the Roof Caved In skillfully explores the causes and consequences of the recent financial collapse. Written by David Faber—the award-winning CNBC correspondent—this compelling account is filled with the candid reflections of the people who brought the crisis to life. Expanded from the CNBC documentary that the New York Times called "broad, comprehensive, and compelling," and that Frank Rich noted as "superbly done," this book is a must-read.
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    The Faber Report:
    CNBC′s ′The Brain′ Tells You How Wall Street Really Works and How You Can Make It Work for You

    Every big story on Wall Street during the past 10 years has had one thing in common—the reporter who broke the news was David Faber. From the collapse of WorldCom to the bailout of Long Term Capital to the disastrous AOL Time Warner merger, Faber was there first. The reason is simple: Nobody has better sources or a better mind for understanding how Wall Street works. This paperback edition has been completely revised and updated to include new information on Arthur Andersen and dubious accounting, the Enron aftermath, economic uncertainty, crooked analysts, and how to find good bets—and avoid bad ones—during bear or bull markets. The Faber Report, which was widely hailed upon hardcover publication as the smartest, most innovative investment book in years, is essential reading for all who have seen their 401(k)s slump and their stock portfolios head south.

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Suggested Speaking Topics:

  • An Evening with David Faber
  • Faber Reports: A Look at Wall Street, Main Street
  • And Then the Roof Caved In: How Wall Street′s Greed and Stupidity Brought Capitalism to Its Knees


David Faber Speech


Drawing from his research for the CNBC documentary House of Cards and best-selling book And Then the Roof Caved In, investigative journalist David Faber debunks common myths surrounding the causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis. Shifting the spotlight from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Faber attributes the crisis more to their absence from the market than their presence.

“Their absence from the market for mortgages…allowed Wall Street to move in, and ultimately cause so many of the problems that we still suffer from,” Faber reports, claiming that Wall Street firms did not fully understand the risks they were taking within the housing market.