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Anthony Scaramucci Expected to Join FBN as Contributor

Scaramucci304Hedge fund manager, author, political donor and current CNBC contributor Anthony Scaramucci is expected to join Fox Business Network as a contributor. The move will reunite “The Mooch” with Maria Bartiromo. Earlier this year, Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital¬†acquired the rights to the finance TV show “Wall Street Week” and hired former CNBCers Susan Krakower and Raymond Borelli to oversee its revival.

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The Morning Ticker: New ‘Week,’ Eye Opener, Live Ender

  • Investment firm SkyBridge Capital has licensed the rights to long-running PBS series “Wall Street Week.” Former CNBCers Susan Krakower and Raymond Borelli have joined SkyBridge to oversee development, programming and distribution for the show’s revival.
  • Who says the younger generation doesn’t watch news? A current events class at a high school in Wallace, Idaho is using the “CBS This Morning” eye opener as a way to get caught up on current events.
  • Newsday’s Verne Gay writes about the end of an era on CNN. Last night was the final night a live program will air at 9pmET, for now. Staring in 1980, Sandi Freeman hosted a nightly show at 9pm. “Larry King Live” took over the slot in 1985, and would remain for 25 years.

Behind CNBC’s Lunchtime Shuffle

Business Insider’s Joe Pompeo digs a bit into the backstory behind David Faber‘s new show, “Strategy Session,” and its creator, CNBC’s senior VP of strategic programing Susan Krakower. One source says, “The reason the show is controversial is because it marks a move by CNBC’s primetime czar extending her reach into daytime.”

David Faber Show to Launch June 7

CNBC is looking at a June 7 launch date for David Faber‘s new daily half hour show “Strategy Session,” a source tells TVNewser. The show, which will air at NoonET, is being developed by CNBC VP Susan Krakower, who also got some ink in Sunday’s Page Six story on the new Faber show.

> Earlier: David Faber to Host Daytime Show

Jeff Macke Out at CNBC?

macke_5-25.jpgFollowing his bizarre on-air comments last week, CNBC contributor Jeff Macke‘s future with the network is in doubt.

Business Insider’s Joe Weisenthal reports Macke will not be back on CNBC, while sources tell TVNewser no decision has been made.

Still, we hear Macke’s appearance on Fast Money the following night was being watched closely by Susan Krakower, the show’s co-creator and CNBC VP. A “backup” trader was ready in case Macke was deemed unable to go on-air.

Macke has not been on CNBC since last Wednesday’s appearance.

A CNBC spokesperson gave TVNewser a “no comment” on the situation.

Dylan Ratigan Departing CNBC

Ratigan_3.27.jpgAfter six years at CNBC, anchor Dylan Ratigan is leaving the network and sources tell TVNewser Ratigan may already be on to his next stop.

The NYPost’s Page Six was first to report the news. The Post story claims Ratigan’s departure was caused mostly by tension with CNBC VP Susan Krakower who, along with Ratigan, created “Fast Money” in 2006.

Insiders tell TVNewser the Page Six item is “overblown.” “It’s less about Krakower and more about him,” says the source. “He wants to be the next Letterman.”

And Ratigan has made no secret of that. “My dream job is late-night TV,” Ratigan told Marketwatch.com’s Jon Friedman in 2007. That summer, Ratigan also hosted a game show for CNBC.

Another insider tells us Ratigan’s contract was coming up and that, “negotiations hit a wall in the last couple of weeks.”

“He wanted things from NBC in addition to CNBC,” says the insider. CNBC stars Maria Bartiromo and Erin Burnett have deals which ensure exposure on other NBCU platforms.

At least one other network, ABC, is interested in Ratigan, says our source. And while ABC does not have the cable breadth of NBCU, the network could provide Ratigan with opportunities beyond business news.

Ratigan, who joined CNBC in 2003, began his business news career at Bloomberg TV, where he was plucked from a job at a parking garage thanks to some help from Michael Bloomberg‘s ex-wife, Susan.

Insiders could not confirm whether Ratigan would be anchoring either of his shows today (he co-anchors “Closing Bell” at 3pmET) but at the close of “Fast Money” yesterday, Ratigan said, “We’ll see you tomorrow at 5 O’Clock.”

A CNBC spokesman did not return our calls for comment.

> Update: From an ABC News spokesperson, “We think the world of Dylan Ratigan and whoever picks him up will be quite lucky.”

> Update, Update: Ratigan is telling friends he chose to leave CNBC not so much to be the next David Letterman, but because he wants to continue pursuing a storyline which began on his CNBC broadcasts — the robbing of America.