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FBN Moving Chicago Bureau to Floor of the CME

Fox Business Network is on the move in Chicago. Starting tomorrow FBN’s Chicago Bureau will be located above the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. This is the first time a financial news network will have a branded booth within the CME trading area. As you can see in the photo above FBN’s bureau is beside the broadcasting space shared by CNBC, CNN and other networks.

CME Executive Chairman Terry Duffy will join FBN’s Connell McShane to help celebrate the launch tomorrow morning. The Bureau, including correspondent Jeff Flock, were previously co-located with the Fox News Chicago bureau on Wacker Drive.

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Cabler Connections to the Mumbai Attacks

fbn_11-27.jpgAs networks were looking for correspondents on the ground to cover the attacks in Mumbai Wednesday, FBN had someone to talk to — reporter Jeff Flock‘s daughter, Elizabeth Flock. Flock is in Mumbai working for Forbes Magazine, and called in with reports of the situation.

At the end of the segment, anchor Liz Claman told her, “We just got word from your dad, who’s reporting from O’Hare…He wants you to know that he loves you.”

cnbc_11-27.jpgWhen news of the terror attacks broke, CNBC’s Erin Burnett had flashbacks. Burnett was in India in May, when bombs went off in the city of Jaipur. In fact, Burnett reported from and stayed at two of the places attacked on Wednesday.

BBC World News America was one of the first networks with a reporter on the ground in Mumbai yesterday. Anchor Matt Frei also spoke with one of the hotel guests hiding at the Taj Mahal hotel.

According to a TVEyes search, Fox Business was first to report the story at 1:06pmET Wednesday. Anchor Stuart Varney attributed the news to The Wall Street Journal; MSNBC went into rolling coverage at 1:26; Bloomberg reported the news at 1:31; CNBC at 1:40 and CNN at 1:41 and FNC at 1:46.

As Ike Gets Closer to Shore, So Do the Networks

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ABC’s Sam Champion had arrived in Texas in time for Nightline last night. CNN’s Anderson Cooper broadcast live from Houston as well, and while getting an update from meteorologist Chad Myers asked Myers to email him the best (or perhaps worst) location to broadcast from tonight.

This morning, CNN and MSNBC have begun squeezing back their programming, keeping Hurricane Ike stats on the screen.

Even The Weather Channel is trying to show the seriousness of the Cat 2 storm to anyone choosing to ride it out. Here’s their morning headline: “A Potential Life-Threatening Surge from Ike.”

We’ll update this post throughout the day as we hear who is going to be covering the storm and from where…

• CNN — More than 70 anchors, correspondents, producers and support-personnel will report along the Texas coastline, representing CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN Espanol, CNN Radio, CNN.com and Headline News. In addition to Cooper, Rick Sanchez, Gary Tuchman, Sean Callebs, Betty Nguyen, Susan Candiotti, Jeanne Meserve, Ali Velshi, Rusty Dornin, Rob Marciano and Reynolds Wolf will report on the storm. CNN will remain live all night and into the morning.

• CBS — Hari Sreenivasan is in Houston. Dave Price is in Galveston. Both will report for the Evening News tonight and The Early Show tomorrow.

• FNC — Geraldo Rivera, Steve Harrigan and Marianne Silber are in Galveston, TX, as is Jeff Flock from FBN. Kris Gutierrez is in Surfside Beach, Freeport, Casey Stegall is in Clear Lake and Rick Leventhal is in Port Lavaca. Also, Shepard Smith anchors tonight from 10pm-MidnightET (from New York), followed by Rivera Midnight-3amET and Jamie Colby from 3am-6amET.

• NBC/MSNBC/CNBC — Amy Robach is in Galveston for Today & Weekend Today. Janet Shamlian, Don Teague, Kerry Sanders, Charles Hadlock, Kristen Dahlgren and Jay Gray are on the scene, as is NBC Weather Plus meteorologist Jeff Ranieri and CNBC’s Scott Cohn. NBC will also use correspondents and meteorologists from soon-to-be owned The Weather Channel.

• ABC — In addition to Sam Champion, GMA Weekend’s Bill Weir is in Texas as well as Sharyn Alfonsi and Ryan Owens.

Flock on Hurricane Again

flockfbn_9-1.JPGFBN Chicago correspondent Jeff Flock knows hurricanes. During his 20 years at CNN, he covered more than 25 hurricanes and tropical storms, beginning with Hurricane Gilbert in 1988.

And he started the Web site Hurricane Now, LLC where he served as managing editor and anchor, specializing in U.S. hurricane coverage.

Today he has been reporting for FBN from Morgan City, LA, near the eye of Gustav.

“We’ve got the eye wall essentially on us right now. So this theoretically should be the worst of the conditions,” he reported this morning.

CNBC and FBN Live on Labor Day

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With the markets closed for the holiday, the business news networks would normally be in taped programming. But with Hurricane Gustav heading toward the Gulf Coast the business nets will be live on Labor Day.

CNBC will be live tomorrow with international programs at 4amET and will begin U.S. coverage at 7am running until 6pmET and is calling its coverage, “America’s Oil Crisis: Hurricane Gustav.” CNBC’s Scott Cohn and Mary Thompson report live on the ground, where preparations are underway ahead of the storm.

Fox Business will be live from 5am-7pmET, or later if need be. Alexis Glick is in New Orleans and correspondent Jeff Flock, who spent years reporting on hurricanes with CNN, will be near landfall in Louisiana. Neil Cavuto remains at the RNC with heavy Gustav coverage.