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Jon Hilsenrath Joins FBN as a Contributor

jon hilsenrathJon Hilsenrath, Wall Street Journal‘s chief economics correspondent, is joining Fox Business as a contributor. In his new role, he will appear on both FBN and Fox News.

“Jon’s impressive background and expertise in global economics will make a great addition to FBN’s all-star business lineup, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the team,” FBN EVP Kevin Magee said in a statement.

Hilsenrath, who currently covers the Federal Reserve, has worked at the WSJ since 1997. Previously, he worked as a freelance reporter for the New York Times and TIME. He will make his first appearance as a contributor on “Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo” tomorrow morning.

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CNBC’s Rick Santelli and WSJ’s Jon Hilsenrath Go At It

So, in a nutshell, Ben Bernanke said some things and then the markets tumbled.

But in the run-up to the Fed chairman speaking at a press conference this afternoon, following the Fed policy committee’s two-day meeting, the cable business networks spent hours discussing what he might say and what it might mean. The award for the most bombastic conversation of the day  (and isn’t that what it’s about?) goes to CNBC’s Rick Santelli and the Wall Street Journal‘s chief economics correspondent Jon Hilsenrath. I’m starting to think Santelli doesn’t really cotton to the economics types.

Santelli said Hilsenrath, and other Fed reporters, ask softball questions at Bernanke’s rare press availabilities. Hilsenrath called out Santelli for being a doomsayer.

“Part of me holding people accountable is holding people like you accountable, Rick” said Hilsenrath. “Good. Ask me anything pal,” Santelli shot back.

Watch after the jump…

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