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Bartiromo lining up big interviews for Fox Biz


Maria Bartiromo, who joined Fox Business Network earlier this year after 20 years at CNBC, is lining up some big interviews for her shows, reports Claire Atkinson of the New York Post.

Atkinson writes, “Bartiromo celebrated her new job a few days ago at the home of friend and media consultant Michael J. Wolf.

“Bartiromo told guests she highly recommends a career change for all — after spending 20 years as the face of CNBC.

“Guests included the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who chatted pleasantly with former AIG boss Hank Greenberg; Third Point hedge-fund boss Dan Loeb looked relaxed in jeans while he chatted about what news channels he favors. Discovery Communications boss David Zaslav and his wife, Pamela, discussed the merits of Twitter. Zaslav helped champion Bartiromo’s talent when he ran NBCU cable.

“A host of New Yorkers showed up to wish Bartiromo luck, from Washington Post heir Lally Weymouth to PR CEO Richard Edelman and the man who makes Roger Ailes look good, Paul Rittenberg, executive vice president of ad sales at Fox News.”

Read more here.

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Fox Business to develop primetime program


Fox Business Network is developing an original alternative primetime program titled “Strange Inheritance” that will debut in summer 2014.

Hosted by Fox Business Network’s Tracy Byrnes, the show will take a closer look at real-life stories of unconventional inheritances.

“A venture like Strange Inheritance helps us diversify our primetime programming,” said Kevin Magee, executive vice president of the network, in a statement. :Its eccentric premise is a compelling option for a business audience after hours.”

The half-hour show is being produced by Jonathan Towers, founder and senior executive producer of Towers Productions, LLC. Towers has worked on a number of prominent reality-based series, including: A&E’s American Justice, National Geographic’s Inside 9/11 and History Channel’s Gangland. Strange Inheritance goes into production in late February.

Brian Gaffney, currently an executive producer with Fox News Channel’s documentary unit, has been promoted to director of special programming for Fox Business Network and will manage the production of “Strange Inheritance.”

Gaffney has been with Fox News since 2002 and has overseen production on more than 90 documentaries and specials for the network.

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Kneale among three leaving Fox Business


Senior media and technology correspondent Dennis Kneale is among three high-ranking people leaving Fox Business Network this week, multiple sources confirmed to Talking Biz News.

The others leaving are executive producer Andy Hoffman and senior producer Lou Giserman. They had worked on the “Markets Now” show during the middle of the day that is being cut back.

The departures come just after Fox Business signed Deirdre Bolton, formerly with Bloomberg Television, to a new contract and revamped its daytime schedule to include a morning show hosted by Maria Bartiromo, whom it hired from CNBC.

Fox Business provided the following statement from executive vice president Kevin Magee when asked about the departures:

“The anchors, reporters and production teams in place are poised to produce business television that is approachable, comprehensive and provides critical analysis of this important economic climate. Our new programming structure emphasizes our financial acumen and wide breadth of experience and we look forward to its debut on Febr. 24.”

Magee further noted he “appreciated Hoffman, Giserman and Kneale’s service to FOX Business” and stated that “no further staffing changes are being considered with the elimination of Markets Now and the new overall programming format.”

Hoffman had been with Fox Business since 2007, the year it launched. Before that, he was a senior producer at “Good Morning America” for three years and a senior producer at CNBC for seven years.

Kneale had been with Fox Business since 2010. Before that, he had spend three years at CNBC as its tech and media editor. He was also managing editor of Forbes and worked at The Wall Street Journal. His contract actually ended late last year.

Giserman had also  produced “The Casone Exchange” on Fox Business.

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Fox Business to shuffle daytime schedule


Fox Business Network announced a new business day programming slate beginning Feb. 24 that will include the debut of Maria Bartiromo as anchor of her new two-hour program, “Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo,” which will air for two hours beginning at 9 a.m.

Bartiromo left CNBC late last year after 20 years at the business news channel and joined Fox Business earlier this year.

Starting Feb. 24, “Varney & Co.,” anchored by Stuart Varney, will now air from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It currently runs in the 9:20 a.m. to 11 a.m. slot. “Markets Now” will continue from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. until a forthcoming show on alternative investing anchored by Deirdre Bolton launches later in the first quarter. “Markets Now” had been a longer show.

“Our new schedule will enhance our ability to deliver timely key business news, and we are thrilled to debut fresh programming with an all-star team,” said executive vice president Kevin Magee in a statement.

“Money with Melissa Francis” moves from 5 p.m. to 2 p.m., while “The Willis Report” hosted by Gerri Willis, will shift to 5 p.m. beginning Feb. 10. In addition, “Cavuto,” anchored by managing editor Neil Cavuto, will now run at 6 p.m. with an encore presentation at 8 p.m.

Liz Claman will continue hosting “Countdown to the Closing Bell” at 3 p.m. and will co-anchor “After the Bell” with David Asman at 4 p.m.

“Lou Dobbs Tonight” remains at 7 p.m.

Read the release here.

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Fox Business signs Bolton to contract


Fox Business Network announced Wednesday that it has signed a multi-year deal with former Bloomberg Television anchor Deirdre Bolton.

Bolton will anchor a market hours program geared toward alternative investments. She will make her debut in the first quarter.

“Deirdre is a talented business journalist with an impressive financial background,” said executive vice president Kevin Magee in a statement. “She will be a valuable addition to the Fox Business team.”

Since 1999, Bolton has served as an anchor at Bloomberg Television, most recently as host of “Money Moves.” She has also co-anchored the network’s morning programming. During her tenure there, Bolton interviewed major financial newsmakers, including Pershing Square Capital CEO Bill Ackman, Lazard Vice Chairman Gary Parr, and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross.

Prior to Bloomberg, Bolton worked in institutional equity sales at CDC North America and Société Générale. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in English and French literature and holds a master’s degree from New York University.

The release is here.

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Fox Business seeks booker for Lou Dobbs


Fox Business Network seeks a booker for Lou Dobbs Tonight.

Three-plus years television experience pitching, researching, booking guests and producing segments required. Control room experience a plus.

Duties include but are not limited to: Pitching stories, producing segments, booking guests, writing packets, in-depth research, networking, and most importantly the ability to work under deadline pressure.

Candidate must have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent writing and communication skills. Candidates must show high-level knowledge of the financial markets and business news.

A successful candidate will be an aggressive, self-starter who can interact with high profile talent and guests. Also required: great communication skills, creative and “out of the box” thinking, someone who can multi-task, has a terrific attitude, and works well with a team.

To apply, go here.

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Bolton leaving Bloomberg TV


Dierdre Bolton is leaving Bloomberg Television, where she anchors “Money Moves,” and is headed to Fox Business Network, reports Julia LaRoche of Business Insider.

LaRoche writes, “She’s headed to Fox Business Network, according a source who will remain anonymous.

“When reached by the telephone on Friday afternoon, Bolton would not comment.

“We put in a request for comment from Bloomberg’s PR and will update when we hear back.

“Bolton is definitely a big get for Fox Business if that’s indeed where she’s going. She’s been one of the big stars at Bloomberg TV.

“CNBC’s star anchor Maria Bartiromo also recently left for to join Fox Business.

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Fox Business seeks booker for market hours


Fox Business Network is seeking a booker for shows while the stock market is open.

Must have 1+ years of television experience producing segments, researching and booking guests for live news programs.

Duties include but not limited to: Booking guests, pitching stories, producing segments, writing packets, in-depth research, networking, producing graphics, and having the ability to work under intense deadline pressure.

Candidates must show high-level knowledge of the financial markets, business news and have the ability to react to breaking news with instant programming ideas.

A successful candidate will be an aggressive, self-starter who can interact with high profile talent and all-level guests. Also required: great communication skills, creative and “out of the box” thinking, someone who can multi-task, has a terrific attitude, and works well with a team.

To apply, go here.

Maria Bartiromo

Fox Business confirms deal with Bartiromo


Fox Business Network has signed former CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo to a multi-year deal, it announced on Wednesday.

In her new role, Bartiromo will serve as global markets editor, anchoring a daily market hours program, as well as a Sunday business-focused show on Fox News Channel. She will begin her tenure at Fox Business on Feb. 1, with each program launching before the end of the first quarter.

“I tapped Maria to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange while at CNBC, and I am delighted to have her join me once again alongside our star lineup at FOX Business,” said Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News, in a statement.

Most recently, Bartiromo anchored CNBC’s top-rated markets program, “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo.” In 2004, she took over as anchor of the weekly nationally syndicated show, “The Wall Street Journal Report,” which was later renamed “On the Money with Maria Bartiromo.”

She joined CNBC in 1993, and made history in 1995 as the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis. Prior to tenure there, Bartiromo served as a producer, writer and assignment editor for CNN Business News.

A recipient of numerous prestigious awards, Bartiromo was the first female journalist to be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in 2011.

In 2009, the Financial Times named her one of the “50 Faces That Shaped the Decade.” She was honored with two News and Documentary Emmy Awards; in 2008 for her NBC Nightly News special, Bailout Talks Collapse, and in 2009 for her Inside the Mind of Google CNBC documentary. She also received a Gracie Award for her CNBC special, Greenspan: Power, Money & the American Dream.

To read the release, go here.

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Varney re-signs with Fox Business


Fox Business Network has re-signed Stuart Varney to a multi-year deal where he will continue as anchor of “Varney & Co.”

“Stuart’s astute business sense and respect within the financial community make him a premier anchor and an essential part of our team,” said Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News, in a statement. “We look forward to his continued success with Fox Business.”

Since January 2010, Varney has anchored  Varney & Co. He has been with the network since its 2007 launch and also serves as a substitute host for Fox News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” Since joining Fox’s business team in 2004 from CNBC, Varney has contributed to the network’s weekday and weekend business programming, including Your World, “Bulls & Bears,” “Cavuto on Business” and “Cashin’ In.”

“Fox Business is the place I want to be,” said Varney in a statement. “I am proud to continue to be a part of Roger Ailes’ top-notch team. It’s the best lineup in business television.”

Prior to Fox, he was host of CNBC’s “Wall Street Journal Editorial Board with Stuart Varney” and, before that, co-anchored CNN’s “Moneyline News Hour.” Varney helped launch CNN’s business news team in 1980 and hosted many of their financial programs, including “Your Money,” “Business Day” and “Business Asia.”

His reporting and analysis of the stock market crash of 1987 earned CNN a Peabody Award for excellence in journalism.