Welch Dons CNBC Contributor Hat

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CNBC is calling on former General Electric Co. chairman Jack Welch to help
the business network line up some heavy-hitter guests as its newest

Beginning Feb. 7, Welch will appear at least once per quarter as a special
contributor on its morning Squawk Box program.

Welch will also contribute frequently to CNBC's Business Center, the
network said Thursday.

When Welch appeared last month as a guest host on Squawk Box, he
recruited Berkshire Hathaway Inc. chairman Warren Buffet for a rare