Former DNC Chair to CNBC. We will see how this works out, but CNBC has been under heavy criticism since Jon Stewart unveiled the network as being hacks, which it is. Anyway, Dean is an attempt to clean that image up, we will see how it works out.
Former DNC Chair Howard Dean will become a regular contributor for the business news network CNBC, a source close to the former Vermont Governor confirms. Dean started his new gig on Monday morning with a guest-hosting appearance on the station.
The move comes at a time when CNBC is under intense pressure to change its format and criticism for its failures to report or foresee much of today's economic crisis. In this regard, Dean -- who worked Wall Street after graduating college, has family ties to the financial sector, but was nevertheless been an early critic of the business practices that contributed to the current recession -- should be a refreshing presence, particularly for progressive economists.