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Closing Bell

Genre  Business news program
Original language(s)  English
Original network  CNBC
Country of origin  United States
Running time  120 minutes
Closing Bell
Presented by  Bill Griffeth Kelly Evans

Closing Bell can refer to two CNBC programs: the original Closing Bell on CNBC (which debuted on February 4, 2002) and European Closing Bell on CNBC Europe.

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The show is named after the bell that is rung to signify the end of a trading session on the New York Stock Exchange which occurs at 4:00 pm EST. Many exchanges used to signify end of trading with a gong or bell when they were operated on an open outcry basis. The New York Stock Exchange still uses this system and often invites special guests to ring the bell.

The CNBC shows use this name as they cover the period up to the end of trading and review the trading of the day after the market has closed.

About the show

The CNBC US program Closing Bell airs on CNBC between 3pm and 5pm, Eastern Time. The program is dual-anchored by Kelly Evans and Bill Griffeth (at the NYSE) between 3-4pm, with Evans anchoring the last hour of the program. Maria Bartiromo was the original anchor of the show ran from 3-5pm ET until she departed from the network on November 22, 2013 to join the Fox Business Network. During the 4-5pm block, Maria said with the phrase, "it is 4 O'Clock on Wall Street - do you know where your money is?". Tyler Mathisen was the former co-anchor from 3-4pm ET (originally from 4-5pm ET), until he was promoted in 2005. That same year, Dylan Ratigan took over the 3-4pm ET co-anchoring duties until his departure from the network in March 2009. Starting January 2011, Bill Griffeth became co-anchor after co-anchoring Power Lunch since 1996-2009 and taking a 1-year leave of absence.

In 2012, Closing Bell moved to a new trading-floor studio set inside Post 9 at the NYSE, which is shared with Squawk on the Street and Squawk Alley.

The program covers the last hour of trading in the US stock markets, covering the closing bells of the NYSE and NASDAQ Stock Market at 4pm ET. Bob Pisani provides live reports from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Scott Wapner provided live reports from the NASDAQ until becoming the host of CNBC Halftime Report. Like the "Opening Bell Countdown" segment on Squawk on the Street (which takes viewers to the opening bell), the "Closing Countdown" segment on this program (which takes viewers to the closing bell) also uses a countdown clock on the lower right of the screen (where the network bug usually appears).

After 4pm ET, there is analysis of the day's winners and losers, company results that are issued after the close of trade, and other business news.

On October 13, 2014, Closing Bell, along with CNBC's other trading-day programs, were launched in full 1080i high-definition as part of a network-wide switch to a full 16:9 letterbox presentation.

Current anchors

  • Bill Griffeth (2011–present)
  • Kelly Evans (2013–present)
  • Former anchors

  • Maria Bartiromo (2002–2013), now anchor of Mornings with Maria, on Fox Business Network
  • Tyler Mathisen (2002–2005), now co-anchor of Power Lunch and Nightly Business Report
  • Dylan Ratigan (2006–2009), along with Closing Bell, formerly hosted Fast Money; he then hosted The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC from 2009–2012; since then, he is no longer active in the television industry
  • Worldwide Closing Bell

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

    As the major Asian markets all close at different times, there is no "Asian Closing Bell". The equivalent programme is Worldwide Exchange, which replaced Asia Market Wrap on 2005-12-19.

    Logos

    The previous Closing Bell logo had a similar resemblance to the Morning Call logo (used from 2005-12-19 to 2007-08-07), as both of those respective programs used identical opening titles. The aforementioned Morning Call logo was dropped entirely on 2007-08-08 as that program was renamed, The Call.

    Started from January 14, 2014, the logo changed. It changed again on October 13, 2014.

    References

    Closing Bell Wikipedia


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