‘Capital Report’ Capped

Sep 30, 2004  •  Post A Comment

“Capital Report” will have its last outing on CNBC Friday, Nov. 12, staffers were told this week. Anchor host Alan Murray will continue as CNBC’s Washington bureau chief and contribute to CNBC’s regular coverage, while co-anchor Gloria Borger will stay on as a special correspondent for NBC News.

There’s no word on what might eventually replace “Capital Report” in the 7-8 p.m. weekday slot, but in the short term it is likely to be repeats of other CNBC programming that is less newsy and compatible with the direction CNBC is taking with its prime-time lineup.

“Report,” which debuted in October 2001 as a half-hour and was expanded in February 2002, averaged 71,000 viewers in the just-concluded third quarter.

A CNBC spokeswoman who confirmed the development said, “Everyone at CNBC is very proud of the work that Alan, Gloria and the entire ‘Capital Report’ team did throughout the run of the show.”