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Inside the Book Party for Melissa Francis’ Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter

Melissa Francis jokes that she wants to be writer when she grows up. The Fox Business Network anchor is already on her second career. And with the publication of her memoir, “Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter,” she’s on her way to fulfilling that adulthood dream. Francis was feted last night at Astra, an event space overlooking Manhattan’s East River. The memoir is a brutally honest, sometimes painful, yet touching story of life as a child actor. After dozens of commercials, her first big break came on “Little House on the Prairie.”

In a Media Beat interview this summer Francis told us the book, includes “the typical family dramas, set against the backdrop of a very unusual childhood.”

But last night, no drama, just celebrating. Among the guests, FNC/FBN c0-founder and chairman Roger Ailes, FBN EVP Kevin Magee, anchors Neil Cavuto, Liz Claman, Lori Rothman, Cheryl Casone, Elizabeth MacDonald, Tracy Byrnes, Sandra Smith, Nicole Petallides, Tom Sullivan and Dennis Kneale.

From FNC, we spotted Bill Hemmer and chatted with Megyn Kelly about election night, and the moment that took her from the studio through the bowels of Fox News to the decision desk as they explained calling Ohio for Pres. Obama, giving him the election and giving Karl Rove agita. Following many long months of election coverage and, more recently, of Hurricane Sandy, which left her without power for a week, Kelly was looking forward to taking today off.

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Wall Street Journal Alums Join CNBC

Herb Greenberg and Kate Kelly are joining CNBC’s on-air roster. Greenberg will be senior stocks commentator and Kelly will be a reporter focusing on Wall Street.

Greenberg has been a financial journalist for more than 30 years and was most recently co-president of Greenberg Meritz Research & Analytics. He is a former weekend investor columnist for The Wall Street Journal and a former senior columnist for MartketWatch.

Kelly has been a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal for nearly ten years covering Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley as well as the movie business and the New York Stock Exchange. Before joining the Journal in 2001, she was a writer and reporter for TIME magazine.

“We are delighted to have Herb and Kate join the CNBC team,” said Jeremy Pink, SVP Business News, CNBC. “They are two of the smartest, savviest and well-respected business journalists anywhere.”

WSJ Reporters in Talks with CNBC?

cnbc_3-11.jpgWall Street Journal reporters Kate Kelly and Dennis Berman could be the latest editorial staffers from the financial paper to make the move to on-air reporters for CNBC. According to an industry source, there is interest in both and Berman has been seen at the CNBC office.

A CNBC spokesperson told TVNewser that they “do not comment on who we consider or who we talk to for a role at CNBC.” Both are highly regarded financial journalists and have appeared on the network in the past.

With Charlie Gasparino gone to Fox Business Network, it appears CNBC is seeking new seasoned business reporters to bring on board. The Wall Street Journal is a logical starting point as Nik Deogun, the former WSJ Deputy Managing Editor, started as CNBC’s managing editor just last month.

Kelly’s husband, Kyle Pope, is the editor of the NY Observer.

CNBC confirms that the network has recently signed a handful of new contributors including Former White House Communications Chief Anita Dunn, Jim Nussle, Deutsche economist Joe Lavorgna, and Hitha Prabhakar, who used to appear on Fox Business Network.