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FBN Live Sunday Night on Greek Election Results

Fox Business will be live tomorrow night covering the global market reaction and economic impact of the Greek election results.

The network will air an hour-long special at 9pmET. It will be anchored by Gerri Willis, who will be joined by Ashley Webster from Athens and Rich Edson from the G20 summit in Mexico, where he will report on reactions from world leaders.

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Dennis Kneale Set to Join FBN Anchor Lineup

After shaking up its primetime, FBN is poised to change up daytime anchor pairings as well. Investor Place reports Dennis Kneale (right), who joined FBN from CNBC in October 2010 will join Cheryl Casone to co-anchor at NoonET while Tracy Byrnes and Ashley Webster will take over as the new anchors of the 2pmET hour. Melissa Francis and Lori Rothman continue at 1pm. The changes are expected next month.

Biz Networks Plan Live Coverage of Greek Vote

In the aftermath of the parliamentary vote of confidence in Greece, which is expected at 6pmET, Bloomberg TV will be live tonight at 8pmET for “Bloomberg Rewind.” Host Matt Miller will be joined by Nicole Itano from Athens for the special, “Turning Point Europe.”

Fox Business Network will also be live tonight with a special report at 9 pmET anchored by David Asman, with Ashley Webster in Greece. FBN is burning the candle at both ends, kicking off live programming this morning at 5 amET for a two-hour special that preempted “Imus in the Morning.”

Cablers Gear Up For Vote of Confidence in Greece

All eyes are on Greece today ahead of a parliamentary vote of confidence, scheduled for 6pmET tomorrow.

In what may be seen as a sign of commitment to business programing amid struggling ratings, Fox Business Network will be live at 5 amET tomorrow for a two-hour special on the vote and its impact on the European Debt Crisis. FBN reporter Ashley Webster is in on the ground in Greece, providing coverage for both Fox News and Fox Business.

On the other business networks, Nicole Itano is in Greece for Bloomberg TV and Carolin Schober is there for CNBC.

All three cable networks have been following developments in Greece closely throughout the day. CNNI correspondent Jim Boulden is covering for CNN. On FNC, in addition to reports from Webster, the weekend business block, hosted by Neil Cavuto, will be live Saturday from 10amET-noon.

Biz Newsers Cover News Corp. Shareholder Meeting

News Corp. will be holding its annual general meeting of shareholders in Los Angeles today and the business news networks — including the one owned by News Corp. — will be covering it closely.

FBN reporter Ashley Webster (right), is covering the meeting for both Fox Business and Fox News. Julia Boorstin will cover for CNBC and Cory Johnson will be covering for Bloomberg TV. Webster has been covering the phone hacking scandal which led to the arrest of several News Corp. employees and the resignation of others, angering large blocks of shareholders.

Despite calls for change by thousands of shareholders — some demanding the removal of chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and his son James — don’t expect too much change. Murdoch owns about 40% of the voting shares. Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal — who supports Murdoch — holds another 7%.

As of the close Thursday, News Corp. stock is up +3.84% year-to-date.

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Business Networks Plan Primetime Coverage As Dow Slides Nearly 400 Points

In the wake of a 391-point market slide today, all three business networks are planning live primetime coverage tonight.

CNBC will be live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a special report, “Markets in Turmoil,” anchored by Brian Sullivan and Amanda Drury.

Fox Business Network is live until 10 p.m. tonight. The network will air a special two-hour edition of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; that program will be bookended by “Cavuto” (anchored tonight by Charles Payne) at 6 p.m. and “America’s Nightly Scoreboard” with David Asman at 9 p.m. FBN will also be live at 5 a.m. tomorrow morning for an hour-long market special anchored by Ashley Webster and simulcast on Fox News Channel.

Bloomberg TV’s Adam Johnson and Lisa Murphy will co-host a special report at 8 p.m. called “Crisis of Confidence,” which will focus on the Fed’s actions this week and their impact on the global markets.

U.S. Correspondents cover a day of confusion, a night of anger in Egypt

TVNewser spoke with two TV news correspondents late Thursday after a day of confusion and more chaos in Egypt. CBS News correspondent Terry McCarthy called in from Tahrir Square where anti-Mubarak protesters who’ve been gathering for more than two weeks thought this was their day. “It was really extraordinary,” McCarthy told us over the noise of the raucous crowds in the square.

McCarthy told us of the “party atmosphere” when protesters learned Hosni Mubarak would be stepping down. Then the crowd “was silent for his speech.” Laughter broke out after the Egyptian President told the people he understood their demands. Toward the end of the speech — when people started to “chant the Egyptian word for leave” — the “mood changed and people started to get angry.” The CBS correspondent said at that point the “women and children left” and it was “clear that anger was building up.”

Fox Business Network correspondent Ashley Webster told us a similar story via email: “I was in the square as the protesters listened to Mubarak’s speech. The reaction was first one of shock and then anger.” FBN aired its first special live edition of “Follow the Money: Revolution in Egypt” Thursday night with host Eric Bolling. The special focused on the financial impacts of the crisis, with a special concentration on oil.

TV News Reporters Roughed Up, Caught in the Midst of Violent Protests in Egypt

Anderson Cooper is not the only reporter in Egypt finding it increasingly difficult to cover the escalating violent protests today (video after the jump).

CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann wrote  about the protests he’s covering:

“My colleague’s small camera was in his pocket, but we stood out as Americans. People began pushing and shoving both of us, especially him. We’ve been in these situations enough to know you just try to get out as quickly as you can. But we were trapped. From behind, I saw him get pushed and shoved, and then three separate people ran up to throw punches at him as he ducked to get out of the melee. He later told me he had also been maced.”

ABC’s Christiane Amanpour wrote in her “Reporter’s Notebook” today:

An angry mob surrounded us and chased us into the car shouting that they hate America. They kicked in the car doors and broke our windshield as we drove away.

Reporters in the area are turning to Twitter to report some of their stories today. Their Tweets after the jump…

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Breaking: Don Imus Joins Fox Biz

Imus_9.3.jpgFox Business Network has announced, after weeks of speculation around the industry, that radio host Don Imus will be joining the network starting October 5th. Imus signed a multi-year deal with FBN to simulcast “Imus in the Morning” weekdays from 6-9amET along with his radio syndication. The announcement stated that Imus will be incorporating more business news into his format.

TVNewser had reported in early August that the host was in talks with FBN to bring the simulcast to the network. A few weeks later, Imus announced that he would be leaving RFD-TV much earlier than he had originally signed on for, furthering speculation.

Executive VP Kevin Magee made the announcement today saying, “We’re excited to welcome a renowned broadcaster like Don Imus to the FOX Business team. His 40 years of on-air experience combined with his superb interviewing skills and capitalist sensibilities will be a great addition to our lineup.”

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> Update: Here’s how it will affect FBN’s programming: Jenna Lee, Connell McShane, and Ashley Webster will co-anchor the 5-6amET “Fox Business Morning” and will report breaking financial and pre-market news on “Imus in the Morning.” “Money for Breakfast” will end and host Alexis Glick will continue as anchor for “Opening Bell” at 9amET and as FBN’s VP for Business News.

This will be Imus’ cable news return after being dropped by MSNBC following controversial comments in 2007.

Biz Nets Won’t Miss This Swiss Summit

Davos_1.24.jpgAmid the global economic and financial crisis U.S. business networks plan extensive coverage of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland next week.

Alexis Glick and overseas markets editor Ashley Webster will report live for Fox Business Network beginning Monday morning at 5amET.

Maria Bartiromo will lead coverage for CNBC for the third year in a row. CNBC’s coverage begins Tuesday evening and on Wednesday Bartiromo will moderate a debate among policy makers and CEOs that will air on CNBC on Friday.

Also, Becky Quick will co-anchor Squawk Box Wednesday through Friday from Davos.

Both business nets will also file reports for their news networks, Fox News and MSNBC.

Now let’s just hope Davos delivers on its mission: “Improving the State of the World.” And Pronto!