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Fox News Anchor Jamie Colby to Host New FBN Series

JamieColby304Fox News anchor Jamie Colby will be hosting a new reality-based series for Fox Business Network, TVNewser has learned. “Strange Inheritance” will look at real-life stories of unconventional inheritances. Colby will be taking a break from Fox News weekend anchoring as she tapes the show. In fact, she was in Iowa over the weekend working on one of the episodes.

FBN anchor Tracy Byrnes had been slated to host the show. “Due to family obligations, Tracy had to remove herself from the project, but we couldn’t be more enthused for Jamie Colby to take over the reins,” FBN EVP Kevin Magee says. “Jamie’s experience in storytelling and background in law make her a terrific choice for ‘Strange Inheritance.’”

The show will debut later this summer.

Maria Bartiromo: What’s Your Show?

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After 20 years at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo has hit the ground running at Fox. Bartiromo is among a small group of TV news anchors who host two shows on two different networks. MediabistroTV visited Bartiromo on a recent Friday where her day started with editorial meetings for her FBN show, then a round of affiliate interviews, followed by the 2-hour “Opening Bell,” then a planning meeting for her Sunday show on Fox News Channel. In a “What’s Your Show?” first, we ask Maria Bartiromo: “What Are Your Shows?”

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Maria Bartiromo: ‘When I Knew My Stuff, Nobody Could Push Me Around’

maria bartiromoAhead of an appearance at The Cable Show in Los Angeles later this week, Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo is featured in a pair of interviews. The FBN anchor talks to Multichannel News about her new co-workers:

I find that everyone is working really hard here. They know they’re number one and they’re busy. They’re going to keep being number one and they’re doing their job. But everybody has been unbelievable; they’ve really made it easy for me, going out of their way to welcome me. Shepard Smith sent me flowers. Bill O’Reilly took me in his office and just chatted me up. Judge Napolitano said; “When can you have coffee?” They are all – Jeanine Pirro as well – they are all being so wonderful to me. So I think that the warmth that they have shown me has been just so great and I appreciate them all.

Bartiromo talks to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about taking on the challenge of being a woman reporting on the NYSE floor at the beginning of her career: Read more

Fox Business to Sponsor Pro Golfer

Jason DufnerAs the Masters tournament kicks off this weekend, Fox Business Network is getting in on the action–the business network is sponsoring professional golfer Jason Dufner, Variety reports.

Dufner, who won the 2013 PGA Championship, will don the FBN logo on his shirt collar starting Monday.

“Our viewers are champions of business and industry and they are interested in golf and tennis, and we saw a lot of correlation there, “ said Brian Jones, senior vice president of programming and operations at Fox Business Network.

“You will see our brand logos on his apparel, and then we will talk to him as the season progresses about personal appearances on the channel and, obviously, social media,” said Jones, who declined to discuss how much FBN was paying in the sponsorship pact.

The amount FBN is paying for the sponsorship hasn’t been disclosed.

Car Crashes Into News Corp. Building

news corp crashFive people were hurt when a car crashed in to the News Corp. building before dawn this morning. The building, located at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, houses Fox News, Fox Business, the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal, among other media properties.

“When we came in today someone had hit the building with a car,” Steve Doocy said at the top of “Fox & Friends” this morning. “There’s a big hunk of the building missing.”

Studios for several Fox News and Fox Business shows are located on the ground floor.

According to NBC New York, two people were seriously hurt and three more had minor injuries. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined. [Image via NBC New York]

Maria Bartiromo Talks About the FBN Promos Airing on CNBC

Each morning during her Fox Business show, Maria Bartiromo records a promotional spot for the following day. That promo doesn’t air on FBN, but instead on her former network CNBC, during a local commercial break on systems like Time Warner Cable, FiOS and DirecTV. We spent this morning at Fox for a behind-the-scenes look at Bartiromo’s “Opening Bell” for our “What’s Your Show?” series and we asked her what’s behind the cross-network marketing. WATCH:

Stay tuned for “What’s Your Show? Maria Bartiromo” coming up in a few weeks on TVNewser. To catch previous episodes, and all mbTV shows, click here.

Deirdre Bolton on FBN Debut: ‘There is Not Another Show Like This Anywhere on TV’

deirdre boltonWhen the curtain rises on Deirdre Bolton’s Fox Business show at 1pmET this afternoon, it will be new territory for the network. “Risk and Reward” will explore alternative investment strategies, a clear break from business news’ traditional focus on equities.

“There is not another show like this anywhere on TV, so I’m very excited about that,” Bolton tells TVNewser. “It’s the only one on.”

Like Maria Bartiromo’s new FBN show, “Risk and Reward” will feature longer interviews with industry leaders, usually at the top of the show. The second half will “move a little quicker,” Bolton says. One segment she is particularly excited about is “Elevator Pitch,” which will put a real-life entrepreneur in front of a panel of judges who are potential investors.

In addition to being a unique component of FBN’s recently revamped lineup, Bolton’s show has the additional challenge of covering alternative investment strategies while not ignoring the news of the day.

“There are going to be some headlines that we have to cover because we’re on during market hours, but for the most part, I’m going to be in my wheelhouse,” she says. “That is the goal and that is a challenge. I think [my producers are] up to it and I’m certainly up to it. Every single story out there has an alternative asset angle.” Read more

Maria Bartiromo Ready to Make Business Part of Sunday Conversation

BartiromoFoxAhead of the debut of “Sunday Morning Futures” this Sunday at 10amET, Fox’s Maria Bartiromo tells the AP’s David Bauder she’s ready to bring more to the Sunday morning landscape than your standard politics roundtable.

“You turn on the television Sunday morning and you see all of these politicos talking their talking points, but very rarely do you ever see anybody connecting the dots,” Bartiromo said, adding it’s about the economy and job creation. Her first scheduled guests certainly fit the bill. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier and Cleveland Clinic chief executive Dr. Toby Cosgrove will join Bartiromo this Sunday. And in an interview with Parade, Bartiromo details her unexpected friendship with the late rocker Joey Ramone.

TVNewser sat down with Bartiromo a few weeks ago as she was planning the new show, which, when we talked, didn’t yet have a name. WATCH:

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Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News Sunday Show Premiering This Sunday

Maria Bartiromo‘s Fox News Sunday show, “Sunday Morning Futures,” will debut this Sunday, March 30 at 10amET, Fox News announced today.

Bartiromo will interview business leaders and newsmakers on economic topics like job creation and investment opportunities, with the goal of preparing viewers for their financial future. She spoke to TVNewser last week about the upcoming Fox News show, suggesting it will fill a void on Sunday mornings, adding business figures to the political pundit mix (watch below).

“Maria’s renowned expertise covering financial markets, job forecasts and the economy has helped define her as one of the finest business journalists in the industry, and I am confident she will bring even greater value to FOX News Channel’s weekend programming,” said Michael Clemente, Fox News Executive Vice President of News.

Bartiromo debuted as host of “Opening Bell” on Fox Business one month ago.

Charles Payne May Get His Own FBN Show

CharlesPayneWe hear Fox Business Network is developing a pilot for Charles Payne. The fiery FBN contributor and fill-in anchor, who’s not afraid to take on the Muppets or The Lego Movie, has been with the network since launch in 2007. The new daily show is one of the programming options under consideration right now.

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