- Date of Birth:
- August 10, 1970
Carl Quintanilla (born September 10, 1970 in Midland, Michigan) is an American journalist. Carl graduated from the University of Colorado in at Boulder with a degree in Political science. Straight out of school, Carl began working as a journalist, serving as a columnist and reporter for the Boulder Daily Camera before getting hired as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal. While working in the newspaper’s Chicago bureau, he covered stories about airlines, manufacturing and other economic issues. He served until 1999, before he went to work for CNBC. He joined several programs, including Wake Up Call and Business Center. In 2006, Carl covered the conflict between Israel and Lebanon. The next year, he travelled to China to cover McDonald’s efforts to work in the communist country. From 2010 until mid-2015, he was a substitute anchor for weekday and weekend editions of NBC Nightly News. In 2011, after co-hosting CNBC’s Squawk Box for six years, he left to join Squawk on the Street at the New York Stock Exchange. In 2014, Carl became a sports correspondent on HBO’s Real Sports. In October 2015, Carl was tapped to join John Harwood and Becky Quick to moderate the third debate between the 2016 Republican presidential candidates.
Best Known For:
Carl Quintanilla is best known as a journalist and political commentator.
Carl married Judy Chung in 2005. They welcomed twin girls — Ava Jane and Lilly Anna — in June 2009. Judy is a former CNBC/MSNBC producer. Carl won an Emmy Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Peabody Award for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.