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Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Carl Quintanilla

The CNBC anchor takes our Q&A!

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What's your wallpaper on your phone and/or computer?

A picture of my wife, Judy, and our daughters, Ava and Lily.

When you walk into a bar, what do you typically order?

Bulleit Bourbon with one ice cube. Or an Amstel.

What's the one word you are guilty of using too often?


What is the last thing you searched for on Google?

The lyrics to Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love."

Who is the last person that called or texted you?

The last person who called or texted was my mom.

What was the last awkward situation you were in and how did you handle it?

At the Moscow airport, on the way back from Sochi, a female Russian security guard found makeup powder in my carry-on — and gave me a look that said, "And what is THIS?!" I mimed backed and said, "TV." She didn't think it was funny.

When is the last time you went to a theater?

We have kids. Soooo...last week to see Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

What TV show should everyone should be watching?

Is this a trick question? Squawk on the Street (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. ET).

And what is your TV guilty pleasure?

The Big Bang Theory.

What's the first CD you bought?

Probably, R.E.M's Out of Time.

What is the one food you cannot resist?

Ice cream.

What music are you currently listening to?

"I Don't Recall" by Lavender Diamond.

What movie makes you laugh the most?

Oh, any of the classics: Airplane!, Bananas, Napoleon Dynamite, Groundhog Day, Dumb & Dumber. I have highbrow tastes.

What drives you absolutely crazy?

When anchors toss to commercial saying, "We're back in two." It's actually longer than two minutes.

Pick one: Kittens or puppies?


New York or Los Angeles?


Comedy or drama?


Bacon or Nutella?

Is this another trick question? Bacon.

'80s or '90s?


Hannah Montana or Lizzie McGuire?

Oh, come on. No contest. Hannah — a legitimately funny show.

And finally: Tell us a secret.

I once worked at Walt Disney World on a ride called the Jungle Cruise. And I'd do it again.





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