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FBN Taps Four Executive Producers

Yesterday, Fox Business Network revealed some answers about who will be seen on its air. Today, the spinoff from Fox News Channel, which is slated to enter the cable financial news fray Oct. 15 in some 31 million cable and satellite homes, answered some questions about who would be working behind the cameras.

FBN has tapped executive producer talent from CNBC, IVillage, Good Morning America, as well as from its sister service, adding Terry Baker, Brian Donlon, Andrew Hofman and Gary Schreir to its staff.

“We are pleased to announce a strong line-up of executive producers who bring seasoned expertise in business programming and content development to FBN,” said Fox News executive vice president Kevin Magee in a statement.

Baker, who will produce weekend and primetime hours, joins FBN from CNBC where he was executive producer for Conversations with Michael Eisner.  Prior to that, Baker held positions at CNN as senior executive producer of Anderson Cooper 360 and Senior Producer of NewsNight with Aaron Brown

Donlon, who will produce FBN's morning lineup, had been serving as content consultant for iVillage. Prior to that, he was executive producer for ESPN's Cold Pizza, and his career also includes stints as a senior producer for CBS's The Early Show, executive producer for Lifetime Television, and as an CNBC on-air reporter.

Hoffman, responsible for FBN's daytime content, joins from Good Morning America where he has been a senior producer since 2004.  Before working at ABC News, he held positions at CNBC as executive producer, special programming and senior producer, business news, contributing to five of the network’s shows.

Currently serving as executive producer, business news for FNC, Schreir will retain a consulting editorial role for Your World with Neil Cavuto and cable news leader’s Saturday morning business block. He will add FBN's late-afternoon and early evening content to his responsibilities.  Prior to joining FNC in 1996, Schreier served as a producer for MSNBC, field producer for NBC's America's Talking and an associate producer for CNBC. 

Yesterday, FBN announced that David Asman, Cheryl Casone, Rebecca Gomez, Dagen McDowell, Stuart Varney, Brenda Buttner and Terry Keenan would be adding hosting and other duties on the fledgling service to their responsibilities at FNC.