Media Moves

Lee of Fox Business hired away to anchor Fox News show

July 7, 2010

Fox Business Network’s Jenna Lee has been named co-anchor of Fox News Channel’s daytime news program “Happening Now,” which airs from 11 a.m. EST to 1 p.m.

Lee will begin her new role on July 12, taking over for Jane Skinner who announced last month that she was stepping down from the show.  Jon Scott will continue in his co-anchor position.

In making the announcement, Michael Clemente, senior vice president of news editorial at Fox News, said in a statement, “When Jane approached us expressing her desire to step down, we were faced with a dilemma considering her contributions to the success of ‘Happening Now.’  After looking at numerous internal candidates and their individual skill sets, we felt Jenna’s combined passion for journalism, energy and enthusiasm would make her an ideal choice.”

Lee added in a statement: “I’m both honored and humbled for this opportunity to be joining a group of highly talented journalists. While I’m sad to leave behind the colleagues whom I’ve worked so closely with in building FOX Business, I’m very excited to embark on a new challenge within the FOX family.”

Hired by Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes prior to the 2007 launch of Fox Business, Lee co-hosted both “Fox Business Morning” from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. and “FoxBusiness.com Live Morning Edition” from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

She was also a part of the “Money for Breakfast” ensemble during its two-year tenure. Recently, she has served in the news anchor role for the Fox Business simulcast of “Imus in the Morning” while also providing business news updates throughout the day for both Fox Business and Fox News  programming.

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