Sue Herera was born as Susan McMahon on 15th November, 1957 in Spokane, Washington. She later moved to Brentwood, California along with her family, where she grew up. She started studying Journalism at California State University, Northridge. She completed her graduation in 1980 earning her a Journalism degree. Her future co-anchor in Power Lunch TV show, Bill Griffeth also graduated from the same college.

She started her career at KNXT TV located in Los Angeles. She joined the TV as a junior level intern. KNXT TV station is now called as KCBS TV. She started anchoring in Financial News Network, a business focused television network in 1981. She started covering business news over there. She continued to work on financial television network for seven more years. She became an expert in foreign exchange and trading. Impressed by her skills, she was hired by General Electric’s CEO Jack Welch to be part of NBC. In 1989, CNBC was officially launched.

CNBC increased its reach after acquiring its competitor Financial News Network in 1991. She was the lead anchor for CNBC’s breaking news stories. She started giving regular breaking news updates throughout the day programs. She hosted CNBC’s prime time technology news show ‘The Edge’ from 1997 to 1999. She next hosted ‘Business Center’, a primetime show along with Ron Insana from 1999 to 2003. For the next 12 years, Sue Herera hosted ‘Power Lunch’, a business news program. Her co-anchor was Bill Griffeth from 2003 to 2009 and Tyler Mathisen from 2009 to 2015.

Apart from anchoring and hosting several business news TV programs, she also traveled to China and Japan. She covered several stories about the economics and financial success of those countries. In 2004, CNBC's started a new International series called "CNBC in Russia". She was the host and anchor the series. The series covered an in-depth look into the country’s strength and economics. The show fetched her a first-place in the National Headliner Award. . Following the success of ‘CNBC in Russia’, she hosted another hit TV program ‘CNBC in India’. The show fetched her great honors in the Business & Consumer Reporting category.

She was nicknamed ‘The First Lady of the Wall Street’, mainly because she was the one of the first women to enter into the world of broadcast business news. She became an inspiration to another journalists. In her 25 years of experience, she covered many groundbreaking stories and issues. She also did lots of interviews with business leaders and politicians.

She married her husband Daniel Herera, a physician in 1984. The couple has 3 children, 2 girls (twins) and one son. Her net worth is about $4.5 million dollars. Her salary at CNBC and NBC are pretty impressive. CNBC gives a great salary to Sue, as she is famous in the TV industry. In 1998, her book ‘Women of the Street: Making It in Wall Street – The World’s Toughest Business’ was published. No thoughts of leaving cnbc came to her mind, as she was given greater role in the organization.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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