Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo to Debut on February 24th

FOX Business Network (FBN) will launch a new business day programming slate beginning on Monday, February 24th, announced Kevin Magee, Executive Vice President, FOX Business. The new lineup will mark the debut of Maria Bartiromo as anchor of her new two-hour program, Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo, which will be presented weekdays from 9-11AM/ET.

In making the announcement, Magee said, “Our new schedule will enhance our ability to deliver timely key business news and we are thrilled to debut fresh programming with an all-star team.”

Beginning February 24th, Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo will air from 9-11AM/ET, following Imus in the Morning (6-9AM/ET). Varney & Co., anchored by Stuart Varney, will now be presented from 11AM – 1PM/ET. Markets Now will continue from 1-2PM/ET until a forthcoming show on alternative investing anchored by FBN’s latest hire Deirdre Bolton launches sometime within the first quarter.

As part of the implementation of new programming, MONEY with Melissa Francis will move to 2PM/ET and The Willis Report hosted by Gerri Willis, will shift to 5PM/ET beginning Monday, February 10th. Additionally, Cavuto, anchored by FBN Managing Editor Neil Cavuto, will now run at 6PM/ET with an encore presentation at 8PM/ET. These changes will remain in place when the new business day programming block goes into effect on February 24th.

Liz Claman will continue hosting Countdown to the Closing Bell (3-4PM/ET) and co-anchoring After the Bell with David Asman (4-5PM/ET). Lou Dobbs Tonight remains at 7PM/ET, preceding Cavuto (8PM/ET), The Independents (Monday-Wednesday & Friday 9PM/ET) and Stossel (Thursday 9PM/ET).

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


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