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Amy Robach Inspires at NLGJA Gala, Plus a TV News Selfie - Posted March 21, 2014
ABC's Amy Robach lit up the room last night as host NLGJA's Healdines & Headliners event. Robach, who has three more chemotherapy treatments in her fig... [TVNewser]

Amy Robach Hosts Headlines & Headliners - Posted March 20, 2014
Tonight is the annual NLGJA Headlines & Headliners benefit in New York City. ABC's ... [TVNewser]

From 'Closing Bell' to 'Opening Bell': Maria Bartiromo's FBN Show to Launch February 24 - Posted February 5, 2014
First on TVNewser: Maria Bartiromo's new Fox Business show officially has a name and a place in the FBN lineup. Beginning February 24, the ... [TVNewser]

Maria Bartiromo Just the Latest CNBC Talent to Jump to FBN - Posted November 18, 2013
For Maria Bartiromo, 20 years at CNBC was enough. We don't know yet where on Fox Business she will be anchoring, but we do know the move, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Maria Bartiromo Just the Latest CNBC Talent to Jump to FBN - Posted November 18, 2013
For Maria Bartiromo, 20 years at CNBC was enough. We don't know yet where on Fox Business she will be anchoring, but we do know the move, ... [FishbowlNY]

Maria Bartiromo Just the Latest CNBC Talent to Jump to FBN - Posted November 18, 2013
For Maria Bartiromo, 20 years at CNBC was enough. We don't know yet where on Fox Business she will be anchoring, but we do know the move, ... [TVNewser]

Explosions at Finish Line of the Boston Marathon - Posted April 15, 2013
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A Tale of Three Business Networks on Inauguration Day - Posted January 21, 2013
With the stock markets closed today, the business networks have taken three different approaches to covering the events of President Obama's second Inauguration. Fox Business is the only network to be live all day today. The network had normal morning programming, and ... [TVNewser]

After Imus Presses, Melissa Francis Reveals Part of the Conclusion of Her Memoir - Posted November 13, 2012
FBN anchor Melissa Francis is on her book tour for "Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter" in which she describes a troubling upbringing as a child actor at the hands of a domineering, success-at-all-costs mother. Imus rightly pressed Francis about ... [TVNewser]

Inside the Book Party for Melissa Francis' Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter - Posted November 9, 2012
Melissa Francis jokes that she wants to be writer when she grows up. The Fox Business Network anchor is already on her second career. And with the publication of her memoir, "Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter," she's on he... [TVNewser]

FBN's Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
FOX Business Network will provide live continuous election night coverage on Tuesday beginning at 5pmET hosted by anchor and Managing Editor Neil Cavuto. FBN's Stuart Varney... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: BBC Scandal, 'Money' 100, Keteyian's Sports - Posted October 22, 2012
Peter Rippon, the head of BBC's signature program "Newsnight" is the first executive to step aside amid the widening scandal involving Sir Jimmy Savile, the beloved BBC showman now accused of more than 200 incidences of sexual abuse. "Newsnight" had killed an investigation into Savile, who died last year. FBN's... [TVNewser]

Fox Business Turns Five - Posted October 18, 2012
Five years ago this week, Fox Business Network launched in some 30 million homes, and with a big party at the Met. We thought it was time to take a look back... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Pastor, Francis, Seacrest - Posted September 11, 2012
One of Spain's top journalists is joining CNN. Ana Pastor (right) will contribute newsmaker interviews for CNNI and CNN En Espanol. How does ... [TVNewser]

Melissa Francis Visits The Strait Of Hormuz - Posted August 31, 2012
While most TV news journalists are in Tampa, Charlotte, Louisiana or Mississippi this week, FBN's Melissa Francis opted to go somewhere a bit more... exotic. Francis is in Bahrain on the Strait of Hormuz, where she will... [TVNewser]

How Melissa Francis Begged For a Bit Part on '30 Rock' - Posted August 8, 2012
A former child star, Melissa Francis says the acting bug bit a few years ago, when she found a way to get a bit part on her favorite show. But a funny thing happened on the way to 30 Rock. Part I: Monday,... [TVNewser]

FBN's Melissa Francis on Going From Small Market Minimum Wage to Having Her Own Cable Show - Posted August 7, 2012
Fox Business anchor Melissa Francis went from making minimum wage at a small market in Maine to become a force in financ... [TVSpy]

Melissa Francis: 'I Watched People Fly Without a Safety Net, and I Said That's What I Want to Do' - Posted August 7, 2012
Like most people who work in TV news, Melissa Francis took a round about way to her current job as anchor on Fox Business Network. It started with acting, continued at Harvard, and included many stops along the way. "You know you're paying your dues for a long time to get... [TVNewser]

Remember the Time Michael Landon Put a Tarantula on his Head? - Posted August 6, 2012
Fox Business Network's Melissa Francis can talk about more than just money: like, her years as captain of the Harvard polo team, her summer as a TV news intern, and growing up as a child actor. "I'm one of the people that loved it," says Francis. "There are a lot of kids... [Fishbowl NY]

Remember the Time Michael Landon Put a Tarantula on his Head? - Posted August 6, 2012
Fox Business Network's Melissa Francis can talk about more than just money: like, her years as captain of the Harvard polo team, her summer as a TV news intern, and growing up as a child actor. "I'm one of the people that loved it," says Francis. "There are a lot of kids... [FishbowlNY]

Remember the Time Michael Landon Put a Tarantula on his Head? - Posted August 6, 2012
Fox Business Network's Melissa Francis can talk about more than just money: like, her years as captain of the Harvard polo team, her summer as a TV news intern, and growing up as a child actor. "I'm one of the people that loved it," says Francis. "There are a lot of kids... [TVNewser]

Barney Frank Vs. Cable Business News, Part 2 - Posted August 3, 2012
Last week we linked to an interview CNBC's Maria Bartiromo conducted with Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), in which Frank lost his cool with the interviewer. This week, he did it again, this time with Bloomberg TV's Stephanie Ru... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Francis, Amanpour, Olympics... - Posted July 16, 2012
The month-old "Money with Melissa Francis" on FBN is already seeing ratings results. The show had its first A25-54 demo win against CNBC's "Fast Money" in the 5pmET timeslot. Last Thursday, July 12 Francis averaged 35,000 viewers to "Fast Money's" 28,000. ... [TVNewser]

FBN's Melissa Francis Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell - Posted July 13, 2012
Melissa Francis rang the NASDAQ opening bell this morning to celebrate her 30th show on Fox Business Network. Francis was joined by the show's production team. Watch: Francis will also stop by our mediabistroTV studio next week for a Me... [TVNewser]

Avery Jessup(s) On the 'Fox and Friends' Couch - Posted July 4, 2012
We have written before how the "30 Rock" character Avery Jessup (played by actress Elizabeth Banks) may be based on Fox Business (and former CNBC) correspondent ... [Fishbowl NY]

Avery Jessup(s) On the 'Fox and Friends' Couch - Posted July 4, 2012
We have written before how the "30 Rock" character Avery Jessup (played by actress Elizabeth Banks) may be based on Fox Business (and former CNBC) correspondent ... [FishbowlNY]

Avery Jessup(s) On the 'Fox and Friends' Couch - Posted July 4, 2012
We have written before how the "30 Rock" character Avery Jessup (played by actress Elizabeth Banks) may be based on Fox Business (and former CNBC) correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Brian Kilmeade Doesn't Want To Be The Third Wheel - Posted June 23, 2012
On "Fox & Friends" this week, Fox Business Network's Melissa Francis was filling in for Gretchen Carlson, and was excited by the control-room produced applause. This caused Steve Doocy to get up close and personal with Francis, resulting ... [TVNewser]

Melissa Francis Wants You to Disagree with Her - Posted June 22, 2012
Melissa Francis started a new segment on her FBN show this week, called Disagree with Me perhaps inspired by this Rep. Barney Frank a few weeks ago in which he did. Francis talked about that and her early days on TV as a child actor on "Little House on the Prairie,"... [TVNewser]

Melissa Francis 'Jumped at the Chance' to Join FBN - Posted June 19, 2012
Fox Business Network's newest primetime anchor, Melissa Francis, is interviewed this week by Bo... [TVNewser]

Rep. Barney Frank Claims Bias in Fox Biz Interview - Posted June 8, 2012
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) went on Melissa Francis's Fox Business show last night talking about the economy and jobs. "If you look at where we are with the unemployment rate at 8.2% it has ticked higher," said Francis. "The GDP number of below 2% is not great..." "I understand the Fox perspective... [TVNewser]

Why Melissa Francis Won't Ever Buy Suede Boots - Posted June 1, 2012
There's probably more than 25 things you don't know about Melissa Francis. Still, "UsWeekly" ... [TVNewser]

'Money with Melissa Francis' Debuts Monday on Fox Business - Posted May 30, 2012
Melissa Francis, who joined Fox Business Network from CNBC in December, launches her new show Monday. "Money with Melissa Franc... [TVNewser]

Melissa Francis Writing Her Memoir - Posted April 5, 2012
TVGuide's Stephen Battaglio chats with FBN's Melissa Francis whose penning a memoir due out later this year. Francis, who went from child star, to Harv... [TVNewser]

A Kiss Before Flying. Jane Velez-Mitchell Has No 'Issues' at NLGJA Fundraiser - Posted March 30, 2012
Actual news got in the way of last night's annual New York fundraiser for the journalism group NLGJA. Soledad O'Brien, who was to co-host with her HLN colleague Jane... [TVNewser]

Melissa Francis Talks 'Avery Jessup' - Posted March 19, 2012
This morning Fox Business Network's Melissa Francis guest-hosted "Fox & Friends," filling in for Gretchen Carlson. Among the stories covered, "Is living longer always better?" Watch the lat... [TVNewser]

Dennis Kneale Set to Join FBN Anchor Lineup - Posted March 19, 2012
After shaking up its primetime, FBN is poised to change up daytime anchor pairings as well. Investor Place reports ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (Business Network Edition): Brennan, Bartiromo, Francis... - Posted March 7, 2012
Bloomberg TV's Margaret Brennan talks with Silicon Republic about the impact of the current economic climate on journalism. "People used to be able to work on a story for a longer period of time," she says. "There are very few news organizations that still invest in that.... [TVNewser]

Networks Slate Special Coverage of Super Tuesday - Posted March 5, 2012
Voters in 10 states head to the polls tomorrow to weigh in on the next GOP Presidential candidate. Here's the plan for Super Tuesday coverage on the broadcast and cable news and business networks. The broadcast networks: "Nightly News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Primetime Shakeup at FBN: Bolling, Asman, Napolitano Shows Dropped - Posted February 9, 2012
A major overhaul is coming to Fox Business Network's primetime programming later this month. The network is dropping three shows, hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano, ... [TVNewser]

Neil Cavuto: 'I almost relish it when they dismiss us, when they say we're going nowhere.' - Posted February 1, 2012
Neil Cavuto, meet Kevin Costner. "I think of it as like a 'Field of Dreams' thing," says Cavuto as he prepares to anchor his fourth night of live political coverage (five if you count The State of the Union) this month. "If people see yo... [Fishbowl NY]

Neil Cavuto: 'I almost relish it when they dismiss us, when they say we're going nowhere.' - Posted February 1, 2012
Neil Cavuto, meet Kevin Costner. "I think of it as like a 'Field of Dreams' thing," says Cavuto as he prepares to anchor his fourth night of live political coverage (five if you count The State of the Union) this month. "If people see yo... [FishbowlNY]

Fox News and FBN Personalities Ring NASDAQ Bell - Posted January 31, 2012
As we reported yesterday, a number of Fox News personalities rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ this morning. FNC's Greta Van Susteren, along with FBN's Lou Dobbs, ... [TVNewser]

Celebrating 10 Years at #1, Fox Newsers to Ring Opening Bell at NASDAQ - Posted January 30, 2012
Ten years ago Fox News Channel overtook CNN as the #1 cable news network, in both Total Day viewing and in primetime. When January 2012 ratings come in tomorrow morning, the network will mark 10 straight years a... [TVNewser]

Melissa Francis Front and Center for FBN Election Coverage - Posted January 10, 2012
In her second day on the job at Fox Business, former CNBC anchor Melissa Francis was part of FBN's New Hampshire primary coverage. Francis handled exit poll segments. "We got you here, and just running, sprinting from the start," said... [TVNewser]

Two Former CNBCers, Trish Regan and Melissa Francis, Change Channels - Posted January 9, 2012
This was day one on the job for two former CNBC anchors at rival networks. Today ... [TVNewser]

Melissa Francis Leaving CNBC for Fox Business - Posted December 2, 2011
TVNewser has learned Melissa Francis is leaving CNBC and joining Fox Business Network. Francis was a co-anchor of daytime programs "Power Lunch" and, before that, "The Call." The Harvard grad has been on TV since she was one year old, stari... [TVNewser]

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their 'Spirit' - Posted October 20, 2011
People across the country today participated in "Spirit Day," wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were... [Fishbowl NY]

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their 'Spirit' - Posted October 20, 2011
People across the country today participated in "Spirit Day," wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were... [FishbowlNY]

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their 'Spirit' - Posted October 20, 2011
People across the country today participated in "Spirit Day," wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were... [TVNewser]

'I lost my virginity to Ann Curry' - Posted March 25, 2011
[caption id="attachment_59343" align="alignright" width="379" caption="MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts flanked by Fox News anchors Kimberly Guilfoyle and Jamie Colby"][/caption] TVNewser headed out last night to the annual NLGJA "Headlines & Headliners" fundraiser hosted by MSNBC anchor ... [TVNewser]

Trish Regan leaves CNBC - Posted March 15, 2011
CNBC's Trish Regan has left the network, TVNewser has learned. Regan, who co-hosted the 11am show, "The Call" with Melissa Francis and ... [TVNewser]

CNBC live Japan special at 8pm - Posted March 15, 2011
After today's 137 point drop (1.1%) on the Dow and 1,000 point drop (10.6%) CNBC is giong live in primetime with a "Disaster in Japan" special report at 8pmET. Melissa Francis and Bill Griffeth anchor the hour with the latest news in Japan ... [TVNewser]

Melissa Francis, Tyler Mathisen CNBC special tonight - Posted March 13, 2011
CNBC's Melissa Francis and Tyler Mathisen will anchor a special report tonight beginning at 8pmET (9am Monday in Tokyo) on what affect the earthquake might have on Asian markets as well as on the crisis facing Japan's nuclear infrastructure. Francis and Mathisen will host the one hour special from CNBC headquarters... [TVNewser]

More Arrivals, More Delays as American Journalists Enter Egypt - Posted January 31, 2011
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CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera 'You Know I'm Right' - Posted October 6, 2010
TVNewser attended the book party for CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera last night. The book, "You Know I'm Right: More Prosperity, Less Government," is Caruso-Cabrera's solution to what we should do about the economic and societal hardships o... [TVNewser]

CNBC's Melissa Francis Returns; Swipes at Fill-in Amanda Drury? - Posted June 21, 2010
Just good-natured fun or are things getting a little nasty at CNBC now that Melissa Francis returned from maternity leave? This afternoon, Dealbreaker posted an email pur... [TVNewser]

Melissa Francis Has Baby Boy - Posted April 27, 2010
•CNBC anchor Melissa Francis gave birth to a baby boy, Greyson Alexander Thorn, last evening. While she is out on leave, the network ... [TVNewser]

CNBC's Amanda Drury Becoming U.S. Anchor - Posted April 26, 2010
Just announced: CNBC Asia anchor Amanda Drury is joining the stateside CNBC network as a business day anchor. Drury will start May 10th, when she begins as a fill in for Melis... [TVNewser]

Maria Bartiromo Takes 'Enduring Success' to the Empire - Posted April 20, 2010
Maria Bartiromo greets the crowd at her book party tonight. As CNBC president Mark Hoffman, correspondent Scott Wapner and anchor Trish Regan look on. We're just back from the Empire Hotel on Manhattan's Upper West Side where CNBC threw a party for anchor ... [TVNewser]

Was Melissa Francis the Inspiration for Avery Jessup? - Posted February 18, 2010
Last week we wrote about a new character on NBC's "30 Rock" -- Avery Jessup, anchor of the fictitious "Hot Box" on the real CNBC. Now, Page Six reports CNBC anchor ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Dayside Changes: Return to Single-Anchor Shows; Themed Hours Go Away - Posted January 26, 2010
MSNBC is streamlining its dayside schedule and doing away with the themed hours focused on the economy and politics. It's a back-to-basics approach for the network's daytime news hours which slipped to fifth place in December, behind FNC, CNN, HLN and CNBC between 9am-4pm. TVNewser has learned that eff... [TVNewser]

ABC and CNBC Roll the Dice - Posted December 16, 2009
Tonight, CNBC's Melissa Francis anchors a new CNBC Investigates, "The Big Business of Illegal Gambling." Francis takes viewers beyond the Las Vegas strip where there's a thriving underworld of illegal gambling -- a multi-billion dollar business that has millions of Americans getting in on the action. The special debuts tonight at... [TVNewser]

CNBC Talent Being Kept off Dylan Ratigan's MSNBC Show? - Posted October 21, 2009
The Business Insider reports CNBC's Charlie Gasparino won't be appearing on his former colleague Dylan Ratigan's MSNBC show to promote his new book, "The Sellout: How Three Decades of Wall Str... [TVNewser]

CNBC, FBN Debut Specials This Week - Posted September 28, 2009
CNBC and Fox Business Network will each launch a new special series this week. CNBC's "Executive Vision" will be running for five Tuesdays starting tomorrow the 29th. Each week, the series, which focuses on business leadership, will feature CEOs and other leaders from a different industry. First up, health care.... [TVNewser]

High Profile Morning for Business Networks - Posted July 16, 2009
For those of us who love finance first thing in the morning, a slew of high profile guests on the biz networks today. > BloombergTV will have a live exclusive interview with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner in the 6amET hour. > CNBC's Melissa Francis will have JP Morgan Chase CFO Michael Cavanagh on... [TVNewser]

CNBC Shelves Weekday 'On The Money' For the Second Time - Posted May 28, 2009
TVNewser has learned CNBC is moving its personal finance show On The Money to a one night a week run, on Saturday nights. The show, hosted by Carmen Wong Ulrich, had been airing weekdays at 10pmET. We hear CNBC documentaries will now run at 10. This is the second time a show called... [TVNewser]

Charlie Gasparino's Hangover, Maria Bartiromo's Get, Kentucky Derby Tie... - Posted April 30, 2009
If you missed CNBC today... • 7:48amET: Charlie Gasparino had a massive hangover, but was still "talking to a lot of people" about Bank of America:... [TVNewser]

Kudlow Continues Anchoring "The Call" - Posted December 15, 2008
A TVNewser tipster asks today: "Is Larry Kudlow the new co-host of The Call?" Kudlow has co-hosted the 11amET show, today with Melissa Francis and Trish Regan, since November 24. A CNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser, "Closing out on one administr... [TVNewser]

CNBC Puts Economy First For Election Night - Posted November 4, 2008
We stopped in to CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ this afternoon as crews prepare to cover tonight's election returns. We chatted with CNBC anchor Erin Burnett as she prepped for Street Signs. Correspondent ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: MSNBC, FBN, CNBC... - Posted October 9, 2008
> MSNBC has been conducting its own text message voting during debates, reaching over 100,000 after Tuesday's (still far less than FNC's 750,000 after the VP debate). Also, text comments are being read on air throughout the week. > The latest FBN personality to show up on CBS is ... [TVNewser]

Presidential Debate Round #2 - Posted October 7, 2008
Here are some of the coverage plans for tonight's town hall style debate at Belmont University in Nashville moderated by NBC's Tom Brokaw. All the following networks will carry the debate. • ABC: The team of Gibson, Sawyer and Stephanopolous will anchor again, this time from three different cities. Charlie Gibson wi... [TVNewser]

Dow Drops, Crisis Upped - Posted October 6, 2008
Week four of the financial crisis focus on the cablers and networks began with more bad news. As the Dow dropped to quadruple-digits for the first time in almost four years, a new angle to the turmoil took form. ABC News was the only network to produce a special r... [TVNewser]

Awaiting the Bailout Vote #2 - Posted October 1, 2008
As the countdown to the Senate's bailout vote tonight continues, the business networks are readying for special programming: • CNBC — A special, "Wall Street Crisis: Is Your Money Safe?" will air from 7-10pmET. ... [TVNewser]

"On The Money" Returns August 4 - Posted July 21, 2008
TVNewser has learned "On the Money" will return to the CNBC line-up August 4. The program will air at 8pmET replacing repeats of Suze Orman. The Melissa Francis-anchored On The Money was shelved last September. ... [TVNewser]

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