Bill Griffeth Biography

William C. “Bill” Griffeth  is an American financial journalist who fills in as an anchor, creates special stories, and contributes to CNBC’s breaking news coverage. On December 31, 2019, Bill Griffeth announced his retirement from day-to-day anchoring responsibilities on CNBC. On January 1, 2020, he was named Anchor at Large, and he began working as a contributor for the network, which is located in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

How old is Bill Griffeth? – Age

Griffeth was born on 7 August 1956, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States of America. He is 65 years as of 2021.

Where did Griffeth go to school? – Education

Griffeth graduated from California State University, Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1980. Griffeth co-hosted a weekly interview show, “Straight talk,” on KCSN, the university’s then-NPR-affiliated radio station, with Rick Holicker while a student there. Along with Holicker, he received the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California’s Golden Mike Award for a documentary on NASA’s Viking program titled “The Flight to Mars,” and CSUN honored him with its Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2017.

Bill Griffeth – Family

Griffeth is a genealogy enthusiast who discovered in 2012, after genetic testing, that the man he thought was his father was not his biological father.

Bill Griffeth’s Wife

He married his wife, Cindy, in 1982. They have lived in Park Ridge, New Jersey, since 1992. They have a son named Chad and a daughter named Carlee. Bill attends The Hillsdale United Methodist Church and teaches bible study there. Griffeth and his family have lived in Park Ridge, New Jersey, since 1992.

Bill Griffeth The Author, CNBC journalist
Bill Griffeth The Author, CNBC journalist

What is Griffeth Salary?

Griffeth earns at least $78,741 annually.

Griffeth Net Worth

He has a net worth of $10 million.

Griffeth Career

Before joining CNBC, Griffeth worked on the production team that launched the Financial News Network in 1981. During his ten-year tenure at FNN, he was appointed for a CableACE medal for exceptional news anchor for his task anchoring the network’s coverage of the 1987 stock market crash.

He joined CNBC in 1991, after NBC acquired FNN and merged it with CNBC. He co-hosted Power Lunch (Monday-Friday, 12-2pm ET) with Sue Herera. He was nominated for six more CableACE awards along the way. Griffeth would be taking a one-year time off work from CNBC, according to CNBC president Mark Hoffman in an email to the team on November 19, 2009. Wednesday, November 25, 2009 would be his last day, at least for the following year.

He reappeared to CNBC on January 3, 2011, to co-anchor the Closing Bell (Monday-Friday, 3-4pm ET).

Shows to host

The Nightly Business Report (2018–2019)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Closing Bell (2011–2018)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Power Lunch (1996–2009)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Edge (1999-March 2000)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Market Wrap (1991–2002)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Strictly Business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Money Club

Bibliographical references

Griffeth, Bill (1994). Bill Griffeth’s 10 Steps to Financial Prosperity. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 978-1557385758.
Griffeth, Bill (1995). The Mutual Fund Masters. Probus Publishing. ISBN 978-1557385826.
Griffeth, Bill (2007). By Faith Alone: One Family’s Epic Journey Through 400 Years of American Protestantism. Harmony. ISBN 978-0307337283.
Griffeth, Bill (2016). The Stranger in My Genes: A Memoir. New England Historic Genealogical Society. ISBN 978-0880823449.

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