Rebecca Quick is an American journalist and the co-anchor of CNBC’s financial news programs – ‘Squawk Box’, ‘On the Money’ and ‘The American Tax Cheat’. She is better known throughout the world as Becky Quick. She is known to have interviewed powerful investors including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan and Jamie Dimon and various presidents.
Early life and background
Becky Quick was born on a Tuesday, July 18 1972, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America. She was raised up in the American states of Indiana, Texas and Oklahoma as her geologist father and family moved from place to place in the oil production boom. She finally settled with her family in Medford. New Jersey, U.S.A. Brought up by her father, she has three younger brothers of whom Brian is suffering from brain injury, influencing her to support Brain Injury Association.
Becky attended Rutgers University where she studied for Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She graduated in the year of 1993. While in college, she was the editor of the newspaper The DailyTargum for the year 1992 – 1993. She even did a two summers internship at Capitol Hill as she pursued her undergraduate degree.
From 1993 -2001, she was the editor and reporter of the Wall Street Journal, covering retail, e-commerce, and technology and media beats, as well as the copy editor for The Wall Street Journal, Europe and The Asian Wall Street Journal.
From January 2001 onwards, she has been working for the CNBC news channel as the Co-Anchor till date. She has been co-anchoring the financial news shows The Squawk Box, On The Money and The American Tax Cheat. Throughout her career, she has interviewed influential industrialists including Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett and many presidents including Bill Gates. On October 28th, 2015 she was the co-moderator of the Republican Presidential Debate. She has even hosted a panel of conferences including Microsoft CEO Conference, and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women’s Conference. Today, she is based at CNBC’s New Jersey Headquarters.
Becky Quick – Husband and Children
On January 22, 2006, Becky got married to her long-time boyfriend, Peter Shay, a computer programmer. But due to some issues, they got divorced in 2008. After this , Becky Quick married CNBC Executive Producer, Matthew Quayle, in the year 2009. This happy marital life made her the stepmother to Matthew’s two daughters from previous marriage – Natalie and Kimiko. On 15th August, 2011, she gave birth to a son, Kyle Nathaniel Quayle.
Becky Quick – Salary and Net Worth
The vivacious news anchor earns a salary of $700,000 dollars per annum. Her net worth is $4 million dollars, as estimated in the year 2016.