OLD Media Moves

Hennessey to oversee Fox Biz web site?

June 15, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

Marketwatch media columnist Jon Friedman writes Friday that he’s hearing that Ray Hennessey, the editor of the SmartMoney web site, is being courted to oversee the web operations of the upcoming Fox Business Channel. He’ll work closely with Alexis Glick, director of business news for Fox.

Ray HennesseyFriedman wrote, “Hennessey, like Glick, is a veteran of CNBC, the business channel owned by the General Electric Co. that Fox hopes to crush. Hennessey appeared frequently at the lunch hour and offered witty observations on the day’s news.

“For her part, Glick was a senior trading correspondent for CNBC and reported from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for CNBC’s morning program, ‘Squawk Box.’ Glick also was a correspondent for NBC’s ‘Today’ and co-anchored the show’s third hour.

“It has been interesting to watch the moves by Fox and CNBC as the two prepare to go into battle this fall. Publicly, CNBC has coolly acknowledged the Fox threat but insists that it’ll continue to do what it has been doing, thank you very much.”

Read more here. Disclosure: Hennessey and I were both elected last month to the board of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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