Sue Herera

Sue Herera
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Herera (left) on Power Lunch, 2008.
Susan McMahon

(1957-11-15) November 15, 1957 (age 62)
Alma materCalifornia State University, Northridge (B.A., Journalism, 1980)
OccupationFinancial journalist
Home townBrentwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
TitleAnchor of Nightly Business Report
Daniel Herera (m. 1984)

Sue Herera (née Susan McMahon, born November 15, 1957) is an American journalist and business news television anchor.

Early life and education[edit]

Herera was born in Spokane, Washington. She grew up in Brentwood, California, where her father was a shoe wholesaler and her mother was a housewife.[1] In 1980, Herera earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from California State University, Northridge (CSUN).[2]


After graduating from CSUN, she was an intern at the KNXT TV station in Los Angeles (now KCBS-TV).[1] Then, in 1981, she was hired by Financial News Network (FNN), a cable TV station that had just launched that year, as an associate producer and writer covering the futures markets.[3][4] Herera credits this role at FNN with teaching her how the markets work.[3] She soon began anchoring at the station.[4]

She has described cold-calling Michael Eskridge, the head of NBC's new cable channel CNBC, in the late 1980s and asking him for a job interview.[4] Herera was among CNBC's founding members when it launched in 1989.[1] Since then, she has anchored and co-anchored CNBC shows Market Wrap, Business Tonight, The Edge, The Money Wheel, Business Center, and Power Lunch.[3] In 2015, Herera became the anchor for Nightly Business Report and was joined in 2018 by co-anchor Bill Griffeth, who had previously worked with her on Power Lunch.[5][6]

Herera featured 14 successful women investment professionals for her book Women of the Street: Making It on Wall Street — The World's Toughest Business, published by Wiley in 1997.[7]

CSUN named Herera a 2003 honoree in the university's Distinguished Alumni Awards Program for her outstanding achievements.[2] In January 2019, Herera marked 30 years with CNBC.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Sue met Daniel Herera in Los Angeles when he was a television news cameraman and they were working on assignment together.[4] They married in 1984.[citation needed] He became a Doctor of Medicine in 1999.[1] The couple adopted twin girls from China in 2002, and in 2005 Herera gave birth to a son.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d Vrana, Debora, "They've Got the Beat", LA Times, May 11, 1999. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b California State University, Northridge, "Distinguished Alumni Awards Program: 2003 Honorees". Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Reuter, Michelle, "CNBC's Sue Herera talks about her 28 year experience in the business news world", The Sundial, March 1, 2013. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d Nelson, Steve, "Sue Herera: Oral and Video Collection Interview", Legacy Collection, The Cable Center, September 14, 2004. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  5. ^ Roush, Chris, "Gharib leaves 'Nightly Business Report,' replaced by Herera", Talking Biz News, January 2, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  6. ^ Connecticut Public Television, "Nightly Business Report, Now in 37th Season, Features New Co-Anchor". Inside CPTV. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  7. ^ Herera, Sue (1997). Women of the Street: Making It on Wall Street — The World's Toughest Business. Wiley. ISBN 978-0471153313.
  8. ^ Katz, A.J., "Sue Herera Celebrates 30 Years at CNBC", Adweek, January 3, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2019.

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