CNBC’s "The Brain"
An Emmy, Peabody, Dupont award winner and New York Times best-selling author, David Faber is the anchor and co-producer of CNBC’s acclaimed original documentaries and long-form programming as well as a contributor to 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 16 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.
In February of 2009, Faber’s latest two hour documentary "House of Cards" provided the definitive look at the origins of the worldwide economic crisis. The program debuted to record ratings and rave reviews.
Faber was the chief correspondent for CNBC’s "Business Nation" a monthly, one-hour newsmagazine, which featured the stories behind the business headlines. 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 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. His latest documentary, "The New Age of Walmart" debuted in September.
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.
His book, The Faber Report, was published by Little, Brown in Spring 2002. Faber’s latest book, And Then the Roof Caved In, was published in the summer of 2009 by John Wiley. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Tufts University.