Becky Quick, born Rebecca Quick, is an American TV journalist/newscaster best known for co-anchoring the ‘CNBC’ financial news show titled ‘On the Money.’ Born in Gary, Indiana, Rebecca moved around quite a lot during her childhood. She grew up in Texas and Oklahoma with her family, finally settling down in New Jersey. She gained interest in broadcast journalism as a teenager and completed her graduation in political science from ‘Rutgers University.’ During her college years, she exhibited her skills as a journalist and worked as the editor-in-chief of ‘The Daily Targum,’ the student magazine of ‘Rutgers University.’ Following her graduation, she worked with ‘The Wall Street Journal,’ America’s leading financial magazine, and also helped them set up their website in the mid-1990s. She worked for the website as its international news editor. She was also the co-moderator of the ‘Republican’ presidential debate of 2015. Since she joined ‘CNBC’ in 2001, she has interviewed some of the most influential people from the financial world, such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Jamie Dimon. She has also interviewed three US presidents over the course of her career, making her one of the most well-known names in the American journalistic world.
Childhood & Early Life
Becky Quick was born Rebecca Quick, on July 18, 1972, in Gary Indiana, US. Her father was a geologist, and her mother was a teacher. Becky was the eldest of the children in the family and had three younger brothers.
Becky’s father had moved to Texas after the oil boom in the 1970s and the 1980s. Her father eventually ventured into the oil industry and became successful. Rebecca spent her childhood years moving around quite a lot in places such as Texas, Indiana, and Oklahoma.
Despite the fact that she could never stick to one school, she was academically brilliant and scored high grades during her school years. The family ultimately settled down in Medford, New Jersey, from where Rebecca completed her high-school graduation.
By then, she had gained an immense interest in the field of journalism, which inspired her to continue studying journalism. She enrolled at the ‘Rutgers University,’ the state university of New Jersey, and graduated with a BA degree in political science.
She graduated in 1993. However, even before graduating, she had already established herself as a highly competitive journalist.
She had become independent quite early in life. While in college, she also worked as a waitress and a bartender.
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While studying at ‘Rutgers,’ she began working for the college’s official magazine, ‘The Daily Targum.’ Soon, she was made the editor-in-chief of the magazine.
She then won the ‘Times Mirror Fellowship’ from the ‘Journalist Institute of Rutgers.’ Her resume had already become strong when she entered the journalism job market. It was not difficult for her to get good jobs soon after graduation.
She started working at ‘The Wall Street Journal’ as a journalist, following her graduation. She covered topics such as politics and finance. She also played a huge role in setting up the official website for ‘The Wall Street Journal.’
She was associated with the website for the next few years, primarily as an international news editor. She also oversaw its foreign news coverage in its entirety.
In the early 2000s, she made a big transition and began working at ‘CNBC.’ During the first few years, she was a news correspondent and mainly covered ‘Wall Street,’ the financial hub of the country. However, her job was not too specific, and she also covered general news from time to time.
The show ‘Bullseye’ was launched soon, and she began appearing on it every night. She covered general news during the day, while appearing on ‘Bullseye’, along with her co-host, Dylan Ratigan, at night.
It was also the first time that she was interviewing guests on live TV. In April 2004, she did her first live interview with ‘Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg.
For the next few years, Becky became a highly recognizable face on primetime news networks, as she began interviewing some of the most popular personalities from various fields. She is best known for interviewing three US presidents while they were in office.
As a financial reporter, she has interviewed Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger, and Jamie Dimon. Additionally, she has also served as the host for the documentary film titled ‘Warren Buffet: The Billionaire Next Door Going Global.’
Since 2005, she has been working as a presenter of the business news TV program named ‘Squawk Box.’ The show airs every morning and discusses the ups and downs in the American business sphere.
Since November 2013, she has been hosting another show, ‘On the Money,’ on ‘Fox Business Network.’ The syndicated news show invites people from the political, business, and economic spheres for discussions.
Family & Personal Life
Becky Quick married Peter Shay, a computer programmer, in 2006. However, the marriage did not last long, and the couple divorced in 2008.
Becky then dated Matt Quayle, one of the executive producers of the show ‘Squawk Box,’ and got married to him in 2008. She has two stepchildren from Matt, and the family lives together in New Jersey. She also has a son with Matt, Kyle Nathaniel Quayle, born in 2011. In 2016, she gave birth to her daughter, Kaylie.