InvestorPlace hears that FOX Business Network is planning to make some changes to its daytime lineup. While Dagen McDowell and Connell McShane will remain anchoring at 11 a.m., the volatile Dennis Kneale will soon join Cheryl Casone to host the noon hour. Melissa Francis – FBN’s newest add – and Lori Rothman will continue co-hosting the 1 p.m. hour, with Tracy Byrnes and Ashley Webster taking over as the new hosts of the 2 p.m. slot.
Varney & Co has seen strong numbers of late, averaging nearly 160,000 viewers at one point in the last few weeks. FOX Business is hoping to build on that level of momentum with these new anchor assignments.
Word is – FBN’s changes will possibly happen sometime in April.