I’m hoping Fox is a success in their new business channel venture and I think there are three keys to their success. One. Creativity/Originality. They have to be different than CNBC. Two. The info has to be timely and correct. The opinions are exactly that but when news comes across the line they have to hit it hard. That or they go out and make the news. Three the anchors and reporters have to be good looking. Nothing keeps an eye on the television more than a good looking person. I think Alexis Glick is the perfect example. I would watch her iron her clothes in the morning if they showed that on the FBC. No bios on the new people below yet. I’ll fill you in on their good lookingness when I get some photos. You need to check out foxbusiness.com it’s worth a look. A little to much flash and not very linkable but still nice.


Stocks Editor Also Named

FOX Business Network (FBN) has named Tracy Byrnes, Robert Gray and Ashley Webster as reporters, and named Elizabeth MacDonald as stocks editor, announced Kevin Magee, Executive Vice President, FOX News.

In making the announcement, Magee said, “We are pleased to strengthen our coverage of worldwide business events, the markets and breaking news from the New York Stock Exchange with the addition of three reporters and a stocks editor.”

Tracy Byrnes, who will serve as a reporter, has been a recurring guest on Fox News Channel (FNC), appearing on Cavuto on Business, Cashin’ In, Bulls and Bears, and Your World with Neil Cavuto. She previously served as a morning business correspondent for FOX affiliates in New York, Chicago and Washington D.C., among other cities. Earlier, Byrnes was a senior writer for TheStreet.com and a freelance reporter for The New York Post.

Robert Gray, who will serve as a reporter based at the New York Stock Exchange, joins FBN from Bloomberg Television where he has held various roles as a reporter at the NYSE, weekend anchor and assistant producer since 1999. Before joining Bloomberg, Gray was a producer and writer for nationally syndicated radio programs and an announcer for C-SPAN.

Elizabeth MacDonald, who will serve as a stocks editor, joins FBN from her role as senior editor at Forbes magazine. Before joining Forbes, MacDonald was a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal and prior to that, she was a financial editor for Worth magazine.

Ashley Webster, who will serve as a London-based reporter, was previously the anchor of the nightly newscast on WZTV-TV (FOX) in Nashville, TN. Prior to that he anchored newscasts for WGBA-TV (NBC) in Green Bay, WI and KWST-TV (CBS) in Yuma, AZ. Webster has also spent six years working in the banking sector in London.

FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York—the business capital of the world—FBN will launch on October 15th and is available in more than 30 million homes in major markets across the United States. Owned by News Corp, the network has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Washington, DC and London. On the web at www.foxbusiness.com.