OLD Media Moves

Claman of Fox Business not afraid to confront sources

January 30, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Jonathan Soroff of The Improper Bostonian interviewed Fox Business Network anchor Liz Claman.

Here is an excerpt:

What do you consider your biggest strength in your job?
I really try to listen. I’m not one of those reporters who comes in with a  list of questions and just sticks to it. You can miss the story of your  life by doing that.

Ever worry that you’ll get too close to a subject and be unable to cover them objectively?
No.  I’ve told a lot of people, “I really hope you never do anything stupid or illegal, because I will come after you…” I have no qualms about throwing a curveball at the head of someone I might have an acquaintance with. It’s my job.

What happens when you don’t feel well and you still have to do the show?
Well, for the first time in my 23-year career, I recently couldn’t finish a show because I couldn’t stop coughing, and thankfully my co-anchor covered for me. But I was devastated. I was crying and cursing myself. I  will say this, too. I covered the Consumer Electronics Show in 2009 with three broken ribs and three days later did the Detroit Auto show, which entails traipsing around convention centers the size of three football fields.

Ever benefited financially from tips, news or insight you got on the job?
I wish! We can’t take big positions in anything. The one thing I’ve learned is that the stock market is the best thing going. Since 1929, the stock market has returned, on average, something between nine and 11 percent.

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