EXCLUSIVE: A year after she left CNBC, Nicole Lapin is returning to business cable television with a deal at rival Bloomberg TV. Starting today, Lapin will be a substitute anchor for the network’s live show Bloomberg West filling in for Emily Chang, who is on maternity leave. I hear Lapin also has taped segments to air on Bloomberg TV this week as the non-compete clause in her CNBC contract just ended. Word is that Bloomberg TV may also develop a show for Lapin, who has appeared on CNN and Entertainment Tonight/The Insider since leaving CNBC but couldn’t work for other business cable networks. Lapin left CNBC at the beginning of September 2011 to launch her own multimedia production company Nothing But Gold.
Lapin also has just begun appearing on Carlos Slim’s new digital network ORA.tv, where she was recently tapped to develop her own digital show based on her website Recessionista.com. Last week, she was featured during Larry King’s election coverage.
Lapin, who became the youngest anchor at CNN where she started at age 21, was the anchor of Worldwide Exchange on CNBC, where she also was the youngest host. In addition to her new duties at Bloomberg, CAA-repped Lapin will continue to appear on CNN, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and as a guest money columnist in magazines like Glamour and Elle.