FOX Business Network (FBN) has named FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Jamie Colby as the host of its upcoming alternative primetime program Strange Inheritance, announced Kevin Magee, executive vice president of the network. Colby will be replacing FBN’s Tracy Byrnes, who was originally slated to host the show.
In making the announcement, Magee said, “Due to family obligations, Tracy had to remove herself from the project, but we couldn’t be more enthused for Jamie Colby to take over the reins. Jamie’s experience in storytelling and background in law make her a terrific choice for Strange Inheritance.”
Strange Inheritance is set to debut on FBN in the third quarter and is produced by Jonathan Towers, founder and senior executive producer of Towers Productions, LLC.
Joining FNC in 2003, Colby serves as the co-anchor for America’s News Headquarters, from which she will be taking a hiatus while filming Strange Inheritance. During her tenure at FNC, she has reported on numerous major national and international stories, including; the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the trials of Martha Stewart, Kobe Bryant, George Zimmerman and Jodi Arias, among others. Prior to joining FNC, she was a correspondent for CNN. Earlier in her career, she served as an anchor and reporter for CBS News, WPIX-TV (CW) and WNYW-TV (FOX) in New York, NY.
A recipient of many industry awards, Colby was honored with the National Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of 9/11, the Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications, and the Gracie Allen Award for investigative reporting in 2000. A former practicing attorney, Colby is licensed in California, New York, Florida and the District of Columbia. Accepted to University of Miami International School of Business at age 14, Colby received a B.S. in accounting and then her J.D. at age 22.
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 launched in October 2007 and is available in more than 70 million homes in major markets across the United States. Owned by 21st Century Fox, the network has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and London. On the web at www.foxbusiness.com.
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