Carl Quintanilla Biography

Carl Quintanilla is an American journalist who co-anchors and anchors CNBC morning shows Squawk on the Street and Squawk Alley.

How old is Carl Quintanilla? – Age

Quintanilla was born in the Michigan town of Midland on 10 September 1970. He is 51 years as of 2021.

Where did Carl Quintanilla go to school? – Education

When he was younger, he aspired to be a disc jockey. He interned at Westword Magazine in Denver as a high school student.
Quintanilla earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1993. He worked as a writer and columnist for the Daily Camera in Boulder from 1991 until 1993. He worked as an editing assistant for NPR in Washington, D.C. during the summer.

Carl Quintanilla’s Wife – Family

Quintanilla is married to Judy Chung, a former TV producer who currently works for Ralph Lauren as a product manager. They paid $3.2 million for a new property in Bridgehampton, New York, in 2017.

Carl Quintanilla The CNBC journalist
Carl Quintanilla The CNBC journalist

What is Quintanilla’s Salary?

Quintanilla’s salary is estimated to be $3 million annually.

Quintanilla Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be $9 million.

Carl Quintanilla Career

From 1994 until 1999, Quintanilla was a full-time staff correspondent for The Wall Street Journal’s Chicago office, covering airlines, manufacturing, and economic issues. He also wrote a weekly column for the front page of the newspaper regarding workplace issues and trends. From 1999 to 2002, he served as a correspondent for several CNBC programs, including Business Center, and as a special correspondent for Fox X-press on Fox News. Quintanilla previously co-anchored CNBC’s early-morning show, Wake Up Call. On December 19, 2005, Quintanilla began co-hosting Squawk Box. In 2007, he flew to China for CNBC’s documentary Big Mac: Inside the McDonald’s Empire to explore McDonald’s operations in the nation. In the aftermath of the 2007–2008 financial crisis, Jon Stewart scolded him and others at CNBC for failing to predict the collapse and for asking challenging questions of Wall Street elites. On his show, Quintanilla once asked Allen Stanford, who was later exposed as the architect of a “massive Ponzi scheme,” how it felt to be a billionaire. From 2010 through September 2015, Quintanilla filled in for anchors Brian Williams and Lester Holt while they were on assignment or abroad on weekday and weekend editions of NBC Nightly News.

As a substitute, he also co-hosted Today. Quintanilla left Squawk Box to join Squawk on the Street in July 2011. Quintanilla joined HBO Real Sports as a journalist in June 2014. In January 2015, he delivered a tale on Stephon Marbury.

Quintanilla moderated the third of the 2016 Republican Party presidential debates and forums at the University of Colorado Boulder on October 28, 2015. He and his CNBC co-moderators were widely chastised for being unprepared and disrespectful to the candidates.


Quintanilla won an Emmy, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and a Peabody Award in 2005 for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

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