Kara Miller of the Boston Globe talked with Fox Business Network anchor Melissa Francis about her career and about her recent interview with Rep. Barney Frank
You recently left CNBC for Fox Business Network, and you’re now hosting a new show. How do the two workplaces differ?
Roger Ailes [president of Fox News] just told me about his vision for the network, and it was so exciting that I just jumped at the chance to move. I think that Fox is a lot broader. CNBC caters to day traders who are trading stocks from home, and Fox has more politics and more Main Street implications.
But I loved CNBC. I was there for nine years and still have a lot of friends there. I also love Fox and am having a fantastic time.
You first got into economics while at Harvard. Did you always know that you wanted to cover the financial world?
I majored in econ at Harvard. Harvard doesn’t have practical majors! After freshman year, I went to career counseling to see what I wanted to do. My dad said maybe you want to be a lawyer, or I could have potentially gone back into acting. But I got an internship at the Fox affiliate in L.A., went there for a summer, and I was hooked. It was such a rush of adrenaline, working up to the deadline of the show.
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