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Lori Rothman Moving to ‘Imus In The Morning’ on FBN

204x204-lori-rothThe changes at Fox Business continue, with host Lori Rothman moving to “Imus in the Morning” to report business and news updates, TVNewser has learned.

Rothman was previously part of a rotating cast of anchors for “Markets Now,” hosting primarily at 1pm.

That show has been condensed down from four hours to one, so Rothman will join Imus’ team featuring news reader Connell McShane and markets update anchor Dagen McDowell.

She’ll continue fill-in hosting and guest spots on FBN.

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A Tale of Three Business Networks on Inauguration Day

With the stock markets closed today, the business networks have taken three different approaches to covering the events of President Obama’s second Inauguration.

Fox Business is the only network to be live all day today. The network had normal morning programming, and Neil Cavuto anchored coverage of the swearing-in ceremony beginning at 11amET. FBN’s Melissa Francis and Lori Rothman took over once Cavuto wrapped up at 1pmET, and the network will continue with regular weekday programming throughout the afternoon and evening.

CNBC was live for the swearing-in and some post-ceremony analysis, but returned to taped programming at 1pmET. Bloomberg TV has no live coverage planned for today.

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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‘Money with Melissa Francis’ Debuts Monday on Fox Business

Melissa Francis, who joined Fox Business Network from CNBC in December, launches her new show Monday. “Money with Melissa Francis” debuts Monday at 5pmET. Francis will continue as co-anchor of FBN’s “Markets Now” at 1pmET alongside Lori Rothman.

The addition of Francis’s show at 5pm means a shift for two other shows. “The Willis Report” with Gerri Willis moves to 6pmET and Neil Cavuto‘s “Cavuto” takes over the 8pmET time slot. “Lou Dobbs Tonight” remains at 7pmET.

Fox Business says Francis and her guests will “discuss and debate key issues facing business in America and examine their impact on the economy.”

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.

Network Plans for the Arizona and Michigan Primaries

Voters in Michigan and Arizona go to the polls tomorrow. Polls close at 8pmET in Lower Michigan and most of the U.P. And and hour later, at 9pmET, in the Westernmost counties which are in the Central Time Zone. Polls close at 9pmET in Arizona.

Fox News and FBN Personalities Ring NASDAQ Bell

As we reported yesterday, a number of Fox News personalities rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ this morning. FNC’s Greta Van Susteren, along with FBN’s Lou Dobbs, Liz Claman, Melissa Francis and Lori Rothman were in attendance to celebrate FNC’s 10th anniversary as the top cable news channel.

On Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel, the news was played prominently right at 9:30 AM:


“Here at Fox News Channel we have been number one for 10 years, top that huh,” Bill Hemmer said on FNC.

On competitors CNBC and Bloomberg, the ringing was given slightly lower placement, see if you can spot them:
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Celebrating 10 Years at #1, Fox Newsers to Ring Opening Bell at NASDAQ

Ten years ago Fox News Channel overtook CNN as the #1 cable news network, in both Total Day viewing and in primetime. When January 2012 ratings come in tomorrow morning, the network will mark 10 straight years at #1.

To mark the occasion, Fox anchors Greta Van Susteren. Lou Dobbs, Lori Rothman, Liz Claman and Melissa Francis will ring the Opening Bell at the NASDAQ Marketsite.

How Lori Rothman got from Plattsburgh to Wall Street

Lori Rothman, now eight months into her new gig at Fox Business Network is talking about where it all began.

In an interview with Reynolds Center, Rothman talks about her days in local news in markets including Plattsburgh, New York and Grand Junction, Colorado, and how she made the transition from reporting on fires and flooding, to business news.

“During my career in local news, I gravitated toward business and economic stories. I covered everything from tourism and logging in Juneau, Alaska, to unemployment and corporate development in Plattsburgh, New York,” she says.

In an interview with wowowow.com, Rothman talks about the big business story these days: “The most important story for consumers right now is the state of employment in the country. We need a healthy consumer to have a healthy economy and that can only happen if we see significant job growth.”

FBN’s Kevin Magee: ‘We know when they find us, they like what they see’

Fox Business Network, the 3-and-half year old sibling to Fox News Channel, enters a new era Monday as the network becomes a full service client of Nielsen.

As we revealed yesterday, the network has a long road ahead to catch market leader CNBC. But the green shoots are appearing. Tuesday’s 11am hour was the second highest-rated telecast for that hour. Still, FBN EVP Kevin Magee is aware of the challenges: “We have to get the distribution up and get in front of people’s eyes. Because we know when they find us, they like what they see and they stick.”

Magee, who’s had stints at CNBC and ABC News, joined Fox News in 2000 and was given the reigns of FBN at launch. “I always say, people watch people. They watch the anchors they know. I believe that our talent is better than their (CNBC’s) talent,” says Magee. “It’s as simple as that. And we’re breaking through.”

FBN is also breaking through to the most affluent consumers. According to a Mendelsohn survey, which measures heads of households making $100,000 a year, CNBC has about 30% of that market, while FBN is next with 12%, followed by Yahoo Finance (7.6%), Bloomberg (5.9%) and the Wall Street Journal (5.6%).

TVNewser: What do you think being a full service client of Nielsen will mean to the perception of the network?

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