In a career that has blossomed for over two decades, Becky Quick has not failed to capture the attention of viewers of her TV shows. The ever-glowing American television journalist/newscaster is popular for her exploits at CNBC, especially as co-anchor of the network’s Squawk Box, as well as On the Money.
On the aforementioned financial news shows, she has interviewed many business magnates, including the likes of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and a lot more. Three Presidents of the United States of America have also been interviewed by Becky on one of her shows, and to date, her career at CNBC has continued to grow in leaps and bounds. Does the network pay her enough for all the work she’s putting in? Let’s explore these facts below.
CNBC and Other Career Exploits
Becky Quick grew up all over the US, from Indiana to Ohio, Texas, and Oklahoma. Her early life was full of migrations because of her dad’s job as a geologist. Eventually, the family made Medford, New Jersey their home. There, she schooled at Rutgers University, where she bagged a degree in Political Science in 1993. In college, she worked as the editor-in-chief of The Daily Targum, the official student newspaper.
This marked the beginning of an illustrious career in the media, and she made the most of the opportunity. Her school’s branch of the Journalism Resources Institute also gave her the prestigious Times Mirror Fellowship in acknowledgment of her stellar efforts.
After college, Becky worked for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered topics on retail and e-commerce. While at the paper, she contributed to the launching of their website, which went live in 1996, and equally worked as the International News Editor on the site.
In February 2001, she joined CNBC but didn’t become an anchor immediately. She first covered the Wall Street beat for the network as part of their collaboration with Dow Jones. Becky later anchored On the Money, a nationally syndicated show produced by CNBC. Currently, she is making a mark with her groundbreaking interviews as co-anchor of Squawk Box.
Some of the richest men in the world, as well as renowned investors and the creme de la creme of the business world, have been interviewed by her. Her shows have seen the likes of Bill Gates, Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffet, Alan Greenspan, and when you add three United States presidents to the guest list, her true worth becomes more prominent. Becky Quick has also hosted some panels at conferences like the Allen & Co. Sun Valley Media Conference, as well as the Microsoft CEO Conference, among other prestigious gatherings.
How Much Money Does Becky Quick Make?
Aside from her career as a TV personality, Becky is also the author of a regular column for Fortune Magazine. She has been building a robust career in the media industry for more than twenty years and is still going strong. Additionally, she has contributed immensely to CNBC programs, where the bulk of her career days can be traced to. Her booming career at the giant business news television network has led to several speculations about how much she earns and if it’s worth her while.
Well, it seems Becky is getting enough reward for all her efforts as her annual salary at CNBC has been revealed to be $3 million. In addition to the mouth-watering salary, she also has a whopping net worth estimated at $9 million. Looking at her current pace, her net worth will no doubt witness significant improvement soon.
Who Is Becky Quick Married To?
In 2015, a random site suggested that Quick was entangled in a hot romance with CNBC exec Matthew Quayle, while she was still legally married to her first husband Peter Shay, a computer programmer. Though her marriage to Peter ended in divorce, the rumor holds no water as it was never confirmed. Nevertheless, she went on to marry Quayle in 2008, and together, they have built a happy home in New Jersey with their children.
Becky and Quayle are parents to a son named Kyle Nathaniel, born in 2011, and a daughter, Kaylie Noelle, who joined the family in 2016. Also part of their family is Quayle’s two daughters – Natalie and Kimiko, from a previous relationship.
Like his Becky Quick, Matt Quayle also graduated from Rutgers University, where he earned a degree in Communications. He is currently serving as the co-creator of CNBC’s Squawk Box and Squawk on the Street, which he is also the executive producer. He also serves in other capacities at the TV station. Interestingly, he was named to the 1997, 1998, and 1999 list of TJFR Business News Reporter 30 under 30.