Contessa Brewer

Contessa Brewer

Formal First Name
1974 - present

Contessa Brewer is a Correspondent and Substitute Anchor for CNBC, appearing throughout Business Day. Her specialty coverage areas are casinos, the gaming industry and the insurance industry. Brewer is a National Emmy-Award winning journalist known for her marathon on-air coverage of breaking news and big political stories. She has contributed reports to CBS News, CBSN, WNBC, NBC News and MSNBC, where she covered a wide range of stories including presidential elections, debt ceilings, government shutdowns, natural disasters, terror attacks and celebrity news. During her tenure at MSNBC, she hosted daily news programs and the long-running, primetime series “Caught on Camera.”

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Academic History


  • Brewer joined CNBC in 2017 and is based at CNBC Global Headquarters.

  • She covers a wide range of stories with a business or economic impact, and is also focused on the business of gambling and insurance.

  • She has also covered businesses, environment, health, education, public policy, pop culture, home improvement and lifestyle.


  • Brewer has covered breaking news and big political stories, including two presidential elections, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Indian Ocean tsunami, and terror attacks in London, Madrid and Mumbai.

  • She also covered the deaths of Pope John Paul II, former President Ronald Reagan and former President Gerald Ford.

  • As a national correspondent, she has reported on stories such as Hurricane Gustav, the Minneapolis bridge collapse, and Katrina's devastation in New Orleans.


  • Contessa is a highly sought-after speaker, panel moderator and emcee.

  • She has also narrated several audiobooks.