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Business Nets Plan Special Coverage of Facebook IPO

The business networks are gearing up for tomorrow’s Facebook IPO, which begins trading on the NASDAQ when the markets open tomorrow morning.

Bloomberg TV is kicking off coverage at 5pmET today with “Facebook: The Public Network,” a live three-hour special anchored by Emily Chang and Cory Johnson in San Francisco, Betty Liu in New York and Jon Erlichman at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. At 8pmET, Matt Miller will anchor a live one-hour special, followed by an updated version of Bloomberg’s “Game Changers” on Mark Zuckerberg at 9pmET.

CNBC devoted the 1pmET hour this afternoon to the IPO with a special anchored by Carl Quintanilla. He and Julia Boorstin will also report from Facebook’s headquarters tomorrow. Tomorrow morning, CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” will broadcast from the NASDAQ, where Facebook will be trading, instead of their usual perch at the NYSE.

On Fox Business Network, Stuart Varney will host a special “Varney & Co.” tomorrow morning to cover the market open and the IPO launch. Shibani Joshi will be live from Facebook’s headquarters and Lauren Simonetti will be at the NASDAQ.

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Joshi Has Baby Girl

TVNewser hears that FBN reporter Shibani Joshi just gave birth to a baby girl. Joshi reports on the NASDAQ Fox Business.

FBN’s Shibani Joshi Pregnant

Fox Business reporter Shibani Joshi recently shared some good news with colleagues: she’s pregnant. The baby is expected in late spring/early summer. Joshi generally reports for FBN from the NASDAQ.

The A.M. Ticker: Talent, Obama, Joshi…

> Wednesday’s “America’s Got Talent” was the night’s most-watched show with 11.3M Total Viewers. In addition to he talent competition, Wednesday’s show included Meredith Vieira‘s interview with “Britain’s Got Talent” runner-up Susan Boyle.

> Final numbers are in for Wednesday’s Obama news conference. 24.68M Total Viewers watched on 11 networks. That’s down 14% percent from the 28.81 million who watched Obama’s last newser in April, off 39% from Obama’s second news conference in March, and down 50% from his first primetime newser in February.

> FBN correspondent Shibani Joshi returned to her family’s native India to report on the economy there. For wOw, she writes, “So here’s what I’m learning: While India is certainly experiencing a slowdown in its economy – much like the rest of the world – in this country, even a slowdown means growth and people are so optimistic and entrepreneurial as a result.”

FBN’s Shibani Joshi Gives Her Take on Cramer v. Stewart

IndianAmerican_May June2009_Page_1.jpgFBN’s Shibani Joshi appears on the cover of The Indian American magazine.

In an an article titled “Finance at Her Fingertips” in the May-June 2009 issue, Joshi discusses her childhood in Oklahoma, her career path, and two of her role models: Oprah Winfrey and fellow Indian-American tvnewser Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Joshi is also asked for her thoughts on March’s brouhaha between CNBC’s Jim Cramer and Jon Stewart. “Look, I felt for Jim Cramer watching him on ‘The Daily Show’: he was set up to take the fall for the entire media industry…Cramer has made a number of calls that have been totally wrong. Jon Stewart was simply making him accountable for his own words. But to pin the financial crisis on the oversight of journalists isn’t appropriate.”

Shibani is scheduled to report live for FBN from India July 14-15, on how the country is faring during the global economic downturn.

The Ticker: NBC, CBS, FBN…

> NBC Nightly News’ anchor Brian Williams interviewed Georgian President Mikheil Saakshvili today before his address at the UN. The interview airs on tonight’s broadcast at 6:30pm.

> 60 Minutes was the third highest rated program last week. It was also the newsmagazine’s most viewed broadcast since January 6.

> FBN is live at the World Business Forum, of which it is a media sponsor, all day today and tomorrow, with Shibani Joshi reporting. Liz Claman moderated a panel and interviewed Pfizer CEO Jeff Kindler today, and Brian Sullivan introduces the conference’s keynote speaker Tony Blair tomorrow.

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Biz Profiling: Burnett and Joshi

burnett_9-9.JPG• CNBC’s Erin Burnett is profiled in the Berkshire Eagle (MA). “The network’s decision to give Burnett such a sizable chunk of live airtime between the NYSE’s opening and closing bells can be attributed to her ‘obvious set of skills (and) her wide appeal,’ according to Jonathan Wald, CNBC’s senior vice president of business news,” writes Jessica Willis.

Burnett also discusses her roles with NBC, where she appears on the broadcast network as well as CNBC and MSNBC. “It’s the best place for (television) journalists now,” she said.

joshi_9-9.JPG• FBN correspondent Shibani Joshi is one popular Oklahoman. A couple months after her profile in Oklahoma Today, she’s profiled in in Oklahoma magazine. “I love the rush of adrenaline of breaking a big story,” said Joshi. “It is the thrill of the chase and breaking news that really keeps you on your toes and teaches you all about the business.”

Joshi describes her path to FBN. “I paid my dues,” she said. “I took journalism classes at night for two years, did freelance on-air work and took side producing projects. I think that I’m proof that it is never too late to achieve your dreams, but that you have to work hard at it.”

Joshi: “No Such Thing As Fluffy Business News”

joshi_7-7.jpgFox Business Network correspondent Shibani Joshi is profiled in this month’s issue of Oklahoma Today, and the Oklahoma City native traces her path to the business network.

Joshi was hired from ABC News by FBN EVP Kevin Magee. “I hired Shibani because she impressed me by the fact that she didn’t want to be on TV as much as she wanted to be in business news journalism,” he said. “She comes to the table with very good skills at taking an issue and breaking it down so we can all understand it.”

Joshi was one of the FBN “Money Honey”‘s (obligatory Maria Bartiromo shout out) drooled over by Ben Stein in a recent Best Life Magazine article, and Joshi responds to Stein and others.

“It’s flattering but I try not to focus on that too much,” she says. “It distracts me from doing what I care about — bringing an intelligent and insightful perspective to the table. There is no such thing as fluffy business news.”

(image courtesy of Best Life Magazine)