#1 Did CNBC host out Apple's Tim Cook? by Rev 28.06.2014 19:08


Did CNBC host out Apple's Tim Cook?

Brett Molina, 10:37 p.m. EDT June 27, 2014

A CNBC segment about gay CEOs turned awkward after one of the show's hosts seemingly outed Apple chief Tim Cook.

The segment on Squawk on the Street featured New York Times columnist Jim Stewart discussing his feature on John Browne, the former CEO of oil giant BP whose book, The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good For Business, details his life as a closeted executive.

Stewart notes reaching out to gay CEOs at several major companies, but receiving a "cool reception" because no one wanted to be identified.

"I think Tim Cook is fairly open about the fact that he is gay at the head of Apple, isn't he?" said co-host Simon Hobbs, causing an awkward silence. Hobbs quickly followed with "Oh dear, was that an error?"

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/...-cook/11522409/

Oh dear, indeed.

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