Fox Business Inks Lydia Hu as Correspondent

Fox Business Network has signed New York based investigative reporter Lydia Hu as a correspondent, the network said Thursday.

Hu will begin her tenure as a New York based correspondent at the channel on Feb. 15, network executives said. 

Fox Business Channel signs Lydia Hu as New York correspondent

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Hu formerly worked as a general assignment reporter for NY1 in New York, covering among other stories the plight of New York City hospitals throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Prior to joining NY1, Hu served as an investigative reporter and weekend evening anchor at Fox affiliate WRBC-TV in Birmingham, Ala. She got her start in the industry as an intern in the investigative unit at New York NBC affiliate WNBC-TV.

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R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.