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 include casinos, the gaming industry and the insurance industry. Brewer is a National Emmy-Award winning journalist, and a veteran news anchor and TV host. She is known for her marathon on-air coverage of breaking news and big political stories — two presidential elections, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the deaths of Pope John Paul II, former President Ronald Reagan and former President Gerald Ford. Previously, she was an anchor for MSNBC where she hosted daily news programs and the long-running, primetime series “Caught on Camera.” She has narrated several audiobooks, and served as a speaker and panel moderator.

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  • Brewer has contributed reports on CBS News,  CBSN, WNBC, NBC News, and MSNBC.

  • She has covered a wide range of stories including presidential elections, debt ceilings, government shutdowns, hurricanes, terror attacks, and celebrity news. 

  • She began her career in Reno, NV followed by Palm Springs, CA and Milwaukee, WI.