Eastern Time on June 1,
But in our Prest interview below, this underwent a transatlantic mutation, becoming "in the boot of his car". Ever the gentleman, Richard Quest has a suggestion. So I ask him: What can one say? It was what it was.
All I would say on the subject, besides the standard line that it was a highly regrettable incident, is that nothing is as it seems - and certainly not the way it was reported at the time. But I got back from that position because of other people.
He returned to work in June And now, Quest says: Grateful that they helped me through the difficulties. Because for whatever reason, they think that I am a good broadcaster.
Within six months of the whole thing, I was back on air with a new show. I can only take from those facts that CNN have faith in me. The only way I can restore the trust is to get on with the job. He has installed traffic lights in the studio to illuminate as good, bad and middling business news comes in.
Only this morning, I read an email that said I was a mental patient who he despised. But surely being talked about is better than not being talked about? His smiles return, however, when it comes to talking about his show.
Quest Means Business also attracts big names: He admits that he wondered if the New York incident would affect his credibility as an interviewer, but "the evidence is not there".
Has that turned out to be the case? Or if it has, I have not been aware of it. He describes his move from finance to general news as part of "the evolution of being a reporter" - and says he enjoys doing both. You make your career being consistent, delivering day-in, day-out. Richard is like a primary colour.
I have spent 25 years battling to tell people that business is important. And yet Quest is not all sweetness towards his rivals. When talking about it, the normally bombastic Quest is quieter, subdued and judicious with his vocabulary.Find the latest breaking news and information on the top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more.
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