ICN has learned that FOX Business Network is expected to announce this afternoon that they have named Peter Barnes, Jenna Lee, Nicole Petallides and Cody Willard as Anchors.
Update: Official release…
FOX Business Network (FBN) has named Peter Barnes, Jenna Lee, Nicole Petallides and Cody Willard as anchors, announced Kevin Magee, Executive Vice President, FOX News.
In making the announcement, Magee said, “We are pleased to welcome a line-up of new dynamic business anchors to FBN.” Barnes, Lee, Petallides and Willard will serve alongside David Asman, Dagen McDowell, Cheryl Casone, Stuart Varney and Rebecca Gomez, who were named as anchors last week.
Peter Barnes joins from his position as Washington bureau chief for Hearst-Argyle. He previously served as Washington bureau chief for TechTV and before that, as Vice President and anchor for JAGfn.com. From 1993 to 1998, Barnes was a Washington correspondent for CNBC, where he anchored Capital Gains and received a Cable ACE Award. Barnes also held various reporting roles including substitute anchor for ABC News’s World News Now. He began his career covering business news for newspapers including The Wall Street Journal.
Jenna Lee was formerly a news anchor and reporter for Forbes.com, where she provided daily market updates and covered economic data and breaking news from Wall Street. Prior to this, Lee served as a writer and segment producer for NY1’s Fortune Business Report where she covered the markets, real estate and personal finance.
Nicole Petallides joins from Bloomberg Television where she was an anchor for Bloomberg Business Report and Bloomberg Market Update, based at the New York Stock Exchange. Before this, Petallides was an assistant producer for CNBC’s live daily reports from the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to CNBC, Petallides was a producer with Dow Jones Television’s The Wall Street Journal Report with Consuelo Mack, Asian Business News and European Business News.
Cody Willard writes a monthly investment column for The Financial Times and appeared regularly on CNBC’s Kudlow & Company from 2004 to 2006. He founded the investment management company CL Willard Capital in 2002. Willard is the author of the monthly investment newsletter TheCodyReport.net and an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University.