Published: January 6, 2003
FT. LEE, N.J. — January 6, 2003 — Gloria Borger, Contributing Editor of U.S. News & World Report, has been named co-anchor of CNBC’s “Capital Report” (Tuesday – Friday, 9-10 p.m. ET). The announcement was made today by Pamela Thomas-Graham, President and CEO of CNBC. Borger will also serve as an NBC News Special Correspondent, contributing to various programs.
Borger will join Alan Murray, CNBC’s Washington DC Bureau Chief, behind the anchor desk of “Capital Report.” The show regularly features interviews with top political leaders from Congress and the White House and focuses on the impact that actions in Washington are having on business and the economy, and is currently the only Washington-based television program that focuses exclusively on the intersection of politics and the economy. Borger will continue penning her biweekly column, “On Politics,” as Contributing Editor of “U.S. News & World Report,” and plans on remaining a regular panelist on PBS’ “Washington Week in Review.”
“Gloria’s inside perspective and ability to make sense of Washington with insight, directness and humor will be a tremendous asset to ‘Capital Report,'” said Thomas-Graham. “Her experience and reputation as one of the leading political journalists make her the perfect compliment to Alan’s financial and economic expertise. This announcement reinforces CNBC’s commitment to our coverage of Washington and its impact on business, Wall Street and the economy.”
“I am excited to join CBNC and the NBC family and have the opportunity to cover these important events four nights a week,” said Borger. “As a political journalist, there is no time more exciting than the run up to a presidential election. The domestic economy, as always, will be critical in deciding the presidency in 2004 — making CNBC more relevant than ever.”
“Gloria and Alan will make a fantastic duo,” said Cheryl Gould, NBC News VP, CNBC Primetime & Weekend Programming. “Capital Report will now be co-anchored by two of the most well respected journalists in Washington, giving our viewers the ultimate inside view of the beltway.”
Borger most recently served as a Special Correspondent for CBS News, appearing weekly on “Face the Nation” and contributing to the CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes II. She joined U.S. News & World Report in 1986 as a political reporter and previously served as Newsweek’s chief congressional correspondent. She began her journalism career at the now defunct Washington Star.
Borger is a 1974 graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, where she has served as a member of the Board of Trustees. She was the recipient of an IBM-sponsored Watson Traveling Fellowship to study the British press. Borger lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Lance Morgan, and their two sons.
Borger’s first day on-air will be announced at a later date.