Fox Business Network signed Thursday a multi-year deal with radio personality Don Imus in which his nationally syndicated program Imus in the Morning will be simulcast on the channel.
Beginning Oct. 5, the program will be presented Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST on Fox Business and continue to be syndicated on the radio by Citadel Media.
“Weâ€™re excited to welcome a renowned broadcaster like Don Imus to the FOX Business team,” said executive vice president Kevin Magee in a statement. “His 40 years of on-air experience combined with his superb interviewing skills and capitalist sensibilities will be a great addition to our lineup.â€
The program will incorporate additional business news into its format which now offers a mix of current affairs, politics, entertainment and sports as discussed among Imus and his cast of characters including: Charles McCord, Bernard McGuirk, Rob Bartlett, Lou Rufino, Tony Powell, Warner Wolf and Julie Kanfer.
In addition to the Imus team, Fox Business Networkâ€™s Jenna Lee, Connell McShane and Ashley Webster will continue co-anchoring “Fox Business Morning” from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. EST and appear frequently on “Imus in the Morning,” reporting on breaking financial news as well as pre-market action.
Lee, McShane and Webster will also co-host a live online news morning program for viewers to get up-to-the-minute stock reports and financial news updates. The program, titled “Foxbusiness.com Live Morning Edition,” will be presented Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST on foxbusiness.com.
“Money for Breakfast,” which currently occupies the 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. time slot, will present its last show on Friday, Oct. 2 and its current host Alexis Glick will continue anchoring “Opening Bell” from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST).