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Carl Quintanilla Joins Real Sports as a Correspondent

Posted 11:00 AM | Jun 9, 2014

'Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel' will add a new face to its lineup this month when Carl Quintanilla of CNBC joins the award-winning magazine program as a correspondent.

"Carl is a great addition to the Real Sports franchise," said Joe Perskie, the show's senior producer. "He is a well-respected journalist who we are counting on to provide in-depth reporting on important and timely stories that impact the sports world. He brings a wealth of experience to our franchise."

"Carl's experience and on-air skills figure to boost our lineup tremendously," said host Bryant Gumbel. "Since the focus at Real Sports is primarily on financial and social issues in the world of sports, Carl's background makes him a great fit for what we like to do."

Quintanilla will continue his anchoring and reporting assignments for CNBC. He anchors CNBC's morning programs 'Squawk on the Street' (Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. ET) and the recently announced 'Squawk Alley' (Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m.-noon ET), both broadcast live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Quintanilla also serves as a fill-in anchor for "NBC Nightly News." He has reported various one-hour documentaries for CNBC including, "#TwitterRevolution," "The Costco Craze: Inside the Warehouse Giant," "The Oprah Effect" and "Big Mac: Inside the McDonald's Empire." He is also the correspondent for the CNBC series "Crime Inc."

The award-winning journalist joined CNBC in 1999. He was previously co-anchor of 'Squawk Box,' CNBC's signature morning program. Quintanilla has covered a wide range of stories for CNBC and NBC News, including the Beijing and London Olympic Games and the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign. In 2005, he spent weeks in New Orleans as part of NBC's team coverage of Hurricane Katrina, for which he shared a national Emmy® and broadcast's highest honor, the George F. Peabody Award. Prior to joining CNBC, Quintanilla was an NBC News correspondent based in New York and Chicago, appearing regularly on NBC's 'Today' and 'NBC Nightly News.' For six years prior to joining NBC, Quintanilla served as a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Chicago.

"I'm thrilled to be joining Real Sports," says Quintanilla. "The quality of their reporting is as good as there has ever been on television, led by correspondents I've admired my entire career. I couldn't ask for a better team on which to play a part."