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WSJ economics writer Kelly Evans is headed to CNBC according to Brian Stelter, who just broke the news on twitter.This is a huge get for CNBC.
Evans has been writing successfully for WSJ for sometime, and recently she’s been doing a lot in front of the camera for WSJ.com.
She recently had a star turn as a co-host for the WSJ/Fox News GOP debate.
At that point, it was obvious to everyone who was watching that it was only a matter of time before she went full time in front of the camera.
Just a few weeks ago, Gawker wrote a story about Evans called The Mixed Blessing of Being the Next ‘Money Honey’, in reference to the fact that she has tons of fans online.
For what it’s worth, we identified the camera-friendly Evans as a likely candidate to take over for the departed Erin Burnett several months ago.
Huge congrats all around.
UPDATE: And here’s the memo sent by CNBC chief Nik Deogun
I am pleased to announce that Kelly Evans will join CNBC’s on-air team, effective February 27. Her initial assignment will be in London.
Kelly has been a reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, penning the influential “Ahead of the Tape” column. She also hosts the daily “News Hub” program on WSJ.com and has been a frequent guest on several television networks, including CNBC. Kelly joined the Journal in 2007 covering real estate and economics.
Kelly graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where she was a George Washington honour Scholar, and four-time scholar-athlete.
Please join me in welcoming Kelly to CNBC.