Power Lunch

Power Lunch Information

Power Lunch is a television business news program on CNBC, airing between 1:00pm and 2:00pm Eastern Time. It is presented by Tyler Mathisen, Sue Herera, and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Simon Hobbs will fill in on occasion. Bill Griffeth anchored the program alone from 1996 to 2002. Caruso-Cabrera joined the program as Griffeth's original co-presented from 2002-02-04 to 2003-12-05, before being replaced by Herera starting on 2003-12-08. Caruso-Cabrera and Dennis Kneale appeared on the show regularly in their respective analyst capacities until both became full co-presenters in 2009. Mathisen joined the program in late 2009, after Griffeth's leave of absence began. Power Lunch used to air for two hours (noon to 2 ET) until June 7, 2010, when it moved to 1 ET and had its running time cut in half, from 2 hours to 1 hour, to make room for The Strategy Session at noon ET and the Fast Money Halftime Report at 12:30 ET.


This program examines the businesses, people, and trends that influence Wall Street, in addition to real-time market coverage at roughly the midway point of the U.S. trading day.

Present segments

  • CNBC 101: Bob Pisani presents the "CNBC 101" segment on Thursdays.
  • MSNBC News Update: News headlines from outside the world of business.
  • Econo Smackdown: Seen during the first hour with Steve Liesman (in studio) and Rick Santelli (in Chicago).
  • Trader Triple Play: Seen on Fridays during the second hour as three Wall Street traders join the program (either via satellite or in studio) to talk about the three key economic diaries in which investors and viewers need to know for the coming week.
  • Markets Minute By Minute: A guest (or two guests) join the program to tell viewers and the show's anchors what is moving the markets.
  • Around the Watercooler: This is a segment in which the anchors talk about the day's biggest topics (inside and outside the business world) from behind their respective desks.

Past segments

  • Dow Jones Halftime Report: Presented by Bob O'Brien and Ray Hennessey (both Dow Jones Newswires employees at the time), highlighting winning or losing sectors of the trading day.
  • Making Money Now: Seen during the second hour of the program from April to August 2005, ending with the "Lightning Round" (which was unrelated to the most popular segment on Mad Money) in which the stock pickers had 15 seconds to decide if the stock given by the anchors are a buy, sell, or a hold. This segment was discontinued as of September 2005.
  • Power Poll: Moved to the Closing Bell in April 2005, and was renamed the Closing Bell Poll. This segment was discontinued on Closing Bell at the end of 2005.
  • Power Topic
  • Power Lesson
  • Stock Specials: This segment, which was discontinued as of September 2005, featured Joe Kernen highlighting the day's stocks.
  • By Request
  • Fast Money Halftime Report: This segment, which featured Melissa Lee and her Fast Money panel highlighting a winning or losing sector of the day, spun off as a separate TV show of its own on June 7, 2010, when it debuted.
  • Your Digital Life This segment, which featured David Pogue in a humorous skit, ran from 2007 to 2011, and featured the latest in technology.

Special editions

Power Brunch

In the week of 1999-10-04, "Power Lunch" once transformed into "Power Brunch," because they broadcast the show live from Silicon Valley all that week.

Big Road Show

In May 2005, Power Lunch went on the road for its week-long "Big Road Show". Bill Griffeth hosted these week-long special editions from Miami, Phoenix, Dallas, and Los Angeles (Sue Herera was on maternity leave when these editions aired).

Making Money Across America

On 2007-09-07, Power Lunch began airing an eight-week series titled, "Making Money Across America.", which concluded on 2007-10-26. These special road shows were aired on Fridays as this program visited eight U.S. cities over as many weeks. The dates and cities were:

  • September 7: Chicago (Bill Griffeth and Sue Herera co-hosted from the Navy Pier)
  • September 14: San Francisco (Griffeth hosted from the Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, on Fisherman's Wharf)
  • September 21: Denver (Herera hosted from the Anschutz Family Sky Terrace of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science)
  • September 28: St. Louis (Griffeth was at Kiener Plaza in the city's central business district)
  • October 5: Charlotte (Herera co-hosted from Wachovia Plaza)
  • October 12: Seattle (Griffeth was on the observation deck of the Space Needle)
  • October 19: Philadelphia (Griffeth was in the network's Englewood Cliffs, NJ studio, while Herera was live from Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia)
  • October 26: Minneapolis (Griffeth was at the Mall of America)

Worldwide Power Lunch

Around CNBC's global branches, there are many counterparts of Power Lunch in the world:

Channel Program Still Run? Presenter Replacement
CNBC Asia Power Lunch Asia (1999-11-01"?2003-03-28) Rico Hizon US Business Center
Nikkei CNBC Power Lunch Tokyo
CNBC Europe Power Lunch Europe (1999-11-08"?2009-01-12) Louisa Bojesen N/A
CNBC-TV18 Business Lunch (1999"?present) Mitali Mukherjee N/A
CNBC Pakistan Power Lunch (?"?present) N/A
CNBC-e Finans Cafe (2000"?present) N/A
Class-CNBC Linea Mercati Giorno (?"?present) N/A
CNBC Africa Power Lunch Africa (2007-06-01"?present) Alec Hogg N/A
CNBC Arabiya Borsat Al Alam (?"?present) N/A
SBS-CNBC Power Lunch Korea (2010"present)

See also

  • Power Lunch Europe

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