It’s official: The Emmy-nominated Brian Shactman has been tapped to host Way Too Early, a seat that opened up last November when the previous host, Willie Geist, moved to the 9 am hour on Today.
Shactman, who joined CNBC in 2007, will begin his first full-time day on Monday, May 13.
Here’s more of his bio from the msnbc press release:
He covered a range of stories for the network, including the BP Oil Spill, the fall of Bear Stearns, the final Space Shuttle launch and Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy. In 2012, Shactman was nominated for an Emmy Award for his coverage of the oil boom in North Dakota.
Previously, Shactman hosted “CNBC Sports Biz: Game On” on the NBC Sports Network and “Worldwide Exchange” on CNBC.
In addition to his business-day responsibilities, Shactman has been the sole correspondent on documentaries for the network including “Cigarette Wars,” “America’s Oil Rush” and “Dangerous Trade: Exotic Animals.”
Prior to CNBC, Shactman worked at the NBC owned-and-operated station in Connecticut, as well as ESPN. Shactman won the Associated Press award for a documentary on Hall of Fame basketball coach Geno Auriemma in 2003. He also received three regional Emmy nominations in 2002 for his sports anchoring and reporting.
At ESPN, Shactman contributed content on all platforms: ESPN Radio, SportsCenter, ESPNews and ESPN.com
Shactman earned a B.A. in English and history from Amherst College. He also has a Master of Arts degree in English literature from Clark University in Worcester, Mass.
Follow Brian Shactman on Twitter @bshactman.