Carl Quintanilla is an NBC News correspondent based in the network’s Chicago bureau. He joined NBC in December 2002. Quintanilla contributes to NBC News and MSNBC programs.
Since joining NBC, Quintanilla has covered the reconstruction of post-war Iraq, domestic homeland-security and other general-assignment stories.
Prior to joining NBC, Quintanilla served as co-anchor for the CNBC morning show "Wake Up Call." Prior to that, he served as correspondent for "Business Center" and other CNBC programs from 1999 to 2002. His stories aired daily on MSNBC and NBC's "Early Today." Quintanilla gave hourly market updates for CNBC’s "Squawk Box," and he reported live from the trading floors as the markets opened for the first time after the September 11 attacks.
From 1994 to 1999, Quintanilla served as staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal where he wrote full-time for the paper’s Chicago bureau covering airlines, manufacturing and economic issues. He also wrote a weekly column on workplace issues and on-the-job trends for the Journal’s Page One. From 1991 to 1993, Quintanilla was a reporter/columnist for Boulder Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo., and prior to that, he spent a summer as an editorial assistant for National Public Radio in Washington D.C.
Quintanilla began his career in journalism as a news anchor/music announcer for Colorado Public Radio where he delivered local news broadcasts for "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" and hosted a classical music program. Quintanilla holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Colorado.