|Country of origin United States|
Original release 1996 – present
|Original network CNBC|
|Presented by Bill Griffeth (1996—Dec. 11, 2009)Sue Herera (Dec. 8, 2003—Feb. 6, 2015)Tyler Mathisen (Dec. 14, 2009—present)Michelle Caruso-Cabrera (2002—2003, 2009—2013, 2016–present)Dennis Kneale (2009—Jun. 8, 2010)Amanda Drury (Feb. 9, 2015—Jan. 15, 2016)Brian Sullivan (Feb. 9, 2015—present)Melissa Lee (Feb. 9, 2015—present)|
Running time 120 minutes as of February 9, 2015
Picture format 16:9 (October 13, 2014-present)
Similar Squawk Box, Squawk on the Street, Closing Bell
Power Lunch is a television business news program on CNBC, airing between 12 noon. and 2 p.m. Eastern Time. It is presented by Tyler Mathisen, Brian Sullivan, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Melissa Lee. Bill Griffeth anchored the program alone from 1996 to 2002. Caruso-Cabrera joined the program as Griffeth's original co-presented from February 4, 2002, to December 5, 2003, before being replaced by Sue Herera starting on December 8, 2003. 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. The show became a 2-hour program once again on February 9, 2015, as the running time is now from 1-3 p.m. ET, replacing Street Signs, which had its final episode on February 6, 2015. Sullivan and Amanda Drury, both of whom previously co-anchored Street Signs, joined Power Lunch February 9, along with current Fast Money and Options Action host Melissa Lee. They replace Herera, who left Power Lunch three days earlier. Caruso-Cabrera rejoined the program for her third stint as co-presenter on January 19, 2016 after Drury's departure from CNBC US.
- Present segments
- Past segments
- Power Brunch
- Big Road Show
- Making Money Across America
- Worldwide Power Lunch
On October 13, 2014, Power Lunch was launched in full 1080i high-definition as part of CNBC's network-wide switch to a full 16:9 letterbox format.
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.
In the week of October 4, 1999, Power Lunch became Power Brunch, because they broadcast the show live from Silicon Valley 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 September 7, 2007, Power Lunch began airing an eight-week series titled, "Making Money Across America", which concluded on October 26, 2007. 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:
Worldwide Power Lunch
Around CNBC's global branches, there are many counterparts of Power Lunch in the world: