Fox Business Network Hires Lou Dobbs

Brian Stelter
New York Times

The former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs will host a daily program on the Fox Business Network starting early next year, the network said Wednesday.

Fox Business, a unit of the News Corporation, did not specify a time slot for the program, which will have its premiere in the first quarter of 2011.

Mr. Dobbs is an important addition for Fox Business, a three-year-old little brother of the Fox News Channel that has barely made a dent in the cable ratings landscape. The network said Mr. Dobbs had signed a multiyear deal, but did not specify the terms of it. Along with the daily show, he will appear on other Fox Business programs to “provide analysis and commentary on business news of the day,” the network said in a news release.

Mr. Dobbs, who is known for being outspoken about illegal immigration and what he deemed a “war on the middle class,” quit his job at CNN one year ago. At the time, the president of CNN said Mr. Dobbs had “decided to carry the banner of advocacy journalism elsewhere.” Mr. Dobbs weighed a run for a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey, but that political talk died down months ago.

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