Award winning and longtime CNBC anchor Bill Griffeth, a steady star in the business news galaxy and part of the team that started the Financial News Network in 1981, is taking a leave of absence from CNBC for the next year.
Typically when one of the most respected financial journalists in the country makes such a move there’s all sorts of speculation as to why. Well, here’s a message from Bill to put those rumors to rest:
“First let me address all of the conspiracy theories: I’m not sick, I’m not being pushed out, and I’m not going on Dancing With The Stars. It’s pretty straightforward. My wife and I are new empty-nesters, so after 28 years of doing business on TV now seems like a good time to take a break, do some traveling, work on a couple of book projects, and shave strokes off of my golf handicap. I will probably turn up on the air.” [CNBC]
Bill’s last day is Wednesday, Nov. 25.