CNBC Proud as a Peacock About Nepotism

Squawk Box anchor Becky Quick — we forget which dismissively sexist finance-bimbo sobriquet CNBC viewers have awarded her — recently married the show's executive producer, Matthew Quayle. Why is this not a problem?

Because everybody does it! That's the excuse a CNBC spokesman offered Page Six when the New York Post gossip column inquired about Quick's marriage:

All three anchors on Squawk Box — Becky Quick, Joe Kernen and Carl Quintanilla — have married CNBC producers. Love is in the air when you're first in business worldwide.

A CNBC source grouses to the Post about Quick's "preferential treatment." We're more curious which producer drew the short stick and had to marry Kernen.

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