Fox Business Network’s newest primetime anchor, Melissa Francis, is interviewed this week by Boston.com’s Culture Club. She talks about her first job out of college, her recent on-air dust-up with Barney Frank and the difference between Fox Business and CNBC:
You recently left CNBC for Fox Business Network, and you’re now hosting a new show. How do the two workplaces differ?
Roger Ailes [Chairman and CEO of Fox News] just told me about his vision for the network, and it was so exciting that I just jumped at the chance to move. I think that Fox is a lot broader. CNBC caters to day traders who are trading stocks from home, and Fox has more politics and more Main Street implications.
But I loved CNBC. I was there for nine years and still have a lot of friends there. I also love Fox and am having a fantastic time.