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Jessica Rao of the Journal News in Westchester County, N.Y. interviewed Fox Business anchor Lori Rothman, who left Bloomberg Television last year for her new job.
Rao writes, “Rothman says her job change — she started her Fox gig back in September — came during a time of serious reflection over her career. After 10 years at one job, she decided it might be time to take a break from work and try being a stay-at-home mom. ‘I kind of hit that point in life where it’s like, O.K., I have these two young daughters and a husband, and a very busy life. Now what?’
“At that precise moment, Fox called and said, ‘What’s your story?’
“Rothman was honest, telling them her family was a priority. ‘I said I can do whatever you want between 8 and 5,’ she laughs.
“These days, Rothman is on the air Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m., so next time you’re home for a sandwich or at the gym on your lunch hour and you’re curious what the market is doing, flip on Fox Business and hear the scoop from your neighbor.”
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TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE
Kneale was on the Don Imus show this morning, and later in the day, he tweeted this: “i’ve listened to IMUS daily since ’87. today i went on his show. see it here, please RT? http://bit.ly/g8Uy3h.” One of his 3,146 Twitter followers replied that he needs to put the video on YouTube.
Last month, he tweeted this: “Cup-runneth-over-dept.: my FoxBiz hits today at 12:45, full hour at 3pm, 4:55pm. Also on FoxNews’s ‘forbes on fox’ saturday 11am.”
On the same day, he tweeted this: “But it would be nice if you guysd wud help me ensure Mom aint the only one watchin’. Okay?”
Kneale sounds like he is desperate for attention and is asking people to re-tweet an appearance and to watch him on Fox Business. Journalists aren’t supposed to make the story about them. Aren’t they supposed to be focused on breaking actual business news?
Speaking of breaking business news, the story Kneale has been following all week has been the Watson computer on “Jeopardy” when there’s been plenty of breaking business news this week.
To be sure, Kneale is using Twitter to post some headlines of breaking news. But it’s the call for viewers that seems so unbecoming. If you’re good, the viewers will follow.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post writes Sunday about how the business news televisions stations recently used the same reason to explain why the stock market was falling and rising.
Mushnick writes, “On Jan. 27 and 28, a Thursday and Friday, the market was down. And all the stations I bumped into carried the same reason: the sudden upheaval in Egypt. Some of these reports carried footage of rioting and massive demonstrations in the streets of Cairo.
“Hey, such cause-and-effect reasoning made perfect sense to me. I guess.
“On the following Monday and Tuesday — Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 — the situation in Egypt not only had not stabilized, it was far worse, the near future of Egypt an even greater uncertainty, the rioting and demonstrations intensifying.
“And on both days, the market went up. It went up 68 points on Monday and an eye-popping 148 points on Tuesday.
“In fact, with Egypt in total chaos, on that Tuesday the Dow closed over 12,000 for the first time in 2 1/2 years.
“Yet, three business days earlier, the nation’s TV audiences were told, in no uncertain terms, that the market was down for a second straight day because of what was going on in Egypt. Very confusing.”
Fox Business Network executive vice president Kevin Magee was on the Imus radio show Friday morning, which appears on Fox Business, to refute rumors that the show is going to be dropped from the business news network.
Paul Bedard of U.S. News & World Report, who reported last week that radio host Don Imus is thinking about leaving Fox Business Network, is reporting that Imus’ ratings have fallen dramatically.
Bedard writes, “In our original story, Executive Vice President Kevin Magee told Whispers: ‘Imus has helped us enormously and he still has awhile to go on his contract.’ Imus has been displeased that Magee’s statement didn’t offer further job security. Imus has a three year contract, but he broke a previous three-year deal with RFD TV to jump to Fox.
“We also chuckled at how Imus misread part of the item. We heard that Fox Business will be profitable sooner than originally projected. A FBN spokesperson wouldn’t confirm it — networks rarely talk profits and losses — but Imus mistook that for a comment on the status of his show.
“So should he be worried? After a little digging, Whispers has stumbled upon the reason Imus is nervous. His ratings stink. Since he arrived at the network in October 2009, the 6 a.m.-9 a.m. Imus In The Morning show has lost 58 percent of its viewers and has frequently been beaten by the show Imus was supposed to draw viewers to, Varney & Co. When he started, Imus drew an average of 136,000 viewers a day. That slid to 110,000 by January 2010. And last January, his Nielsen ratings slacked off even further, to just 57,000 average daily viewers.”
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As CEO, Glick will be responsible for coordinating public, private and health professional partnerships that bring together knowledge, resources and experience. The Gen Youth Foundation wants to educate audiences on the seriousness and complexity of the childhood obesity epidemic and inspire action.
“Her vast experience and relationships in the business world coupled with her experience as a mother positions her as a wonderful addition to help change the school environment through increasing opportunities for eating healthier and getting more physical activity,” said Thomas P. Gallagher, chairman of GenYOUth Foundation and CEO of Dairy Management Inc., the managing organization for National Dairy Council, in a statement.
Glick was vice president of Fox Business Network, where she helped launch the cable news network and anchored “Money for Breakfast” and “The Opening Bell.”
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Paul Bedard of US News & World Report writes Wednesday that radio show host Don Imus may be leaving his early-morning slot on Fox Business Network.
Bedard writes, Cavuto “also said that Imus ‘is unconventional. But to the folks who say, ‘What does he bring to business?’ I say he’s pretty savvy on the business stuff and he talks to a lot of people on this stuff and he cuts to the chase, which is what our Fox mantra is all about.’
“At Fox, Imus had a fancy studio and remained popular but hasn’t been as big of a draw for the show that follows his, Varney & Co. starting at 9:20 a.m., that was hoped for. According to some reports, Stuart Varney has even had bigger audiences than Imus.
“The reconsideration of Imus’s show comes as the network appears to be on the verge of profitability, according to industry sources. A Fox Business spokeswoman said ‘we cannot confirm’ those reports.”
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Molly Stark Dean of TV Newser interviewed Fox Business Network anchor Liz Claman, who is in Switzerland covering the World Economic Forum.
Here is an excerpt:
Liz Claman: With 240 reporting media on the ground in Davos, with many of us chasing the same people, we’ve taken the “We’re all in this together approach” and turned it into a mutually beneficial relationship for everyone around whom we’re working. Listen, the Chinese are directly next door, New Delhi TV a floor below, al Jazeera and the BBC running around.. I mean, at some point someone’s going to need a camera battery or an extra hand trouble-shooting, and it’s better to be friend than foe. Aw, look, a classic Davos issue: coming together to solve world problems! It’s working!
TVNewser: You left CNBC in 2007. Have you seen any of your old CNBC colleagues there?
Liz Claman: I saw David Faber on the plane to Zurich. Upon arrival we were both a little out of sorts from jet lag. He walked into the ladies room just as I by accident walked into the men’s room. We both realized our mistake and darted out cracking up.
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Patricia Sheridan of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interviewed Fox Business Network anchor John Stossel about his beliefs and his career, including his move from ABC to Fox Business.
Here is an excerpt:
Artistic differences. ABC, if you watch “20/20″ now, you see the kinds of stories they do. It’s about horrible things that happen to children and kidnappings and murder. My interest is economic freedom. I had done a show called “Stupid in America” about the government education monopoly, and it even rated unusually well. I wanted to do more of that, and they were just not interested. My subjects just kept getting postponed. I was not wooed by Fox. I went to Fox and begged them to hire me [laughs] and to give me an opportunity to do the work I wanted to do.
ABC used to like the idea that you offered a different perspective. What do you think changed?
The executive producer of “20/20″ just wanted to do the stories he wanted to do, and while some people at ABC liked it, a lot of the people didn’t like that I had a different perspective.
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Fox Business Network has struck a new deal with the Tennis Channel to air business news briefs during the grand slam tennis tournaments in 2011.
Starting with this week’s Australian Open at Melbourne Park, Fox Business and the Tennis Channel will exchange a daily update, giving viewers on each network access to the action that takes place both on Wall Street and on the courts. The coverage will include live reports during the Australian Open, French Open at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows.
During each tournament, Fox Business’s “Imus in the Morning” will feature highlights from the previous day’s tournament matches. The Tennis Channel will lead into its nightly Grand Slam coverage with the “Fox Business Network Update,” a summary of market moves from the day anchored by Lori Rothman.