Fox Business Network Signs Charles Payne to Multi-Year Deal

Fox Business Network has re-signed on-air host Charles Payne to a multi-year agreement, the network said Wednesday (June 7).

As part of the agreement, Payne will continue to host the network’s Making Money weekninght series, which launched in 2014. The program, which explores investment opportunities based on the day’s top stories, has seen a double-digit increase in both total viewers and the advertiser friendly 25-54 demographic over the past year, according to FBN.

Payne has been with the network since its launch in 2007, having initally served as a contributor, providing market commentary across both FBN and Fox News Channel.

“Charles’ ability to identify news-driven investment opportunities has made his show appointment viewing for the business audience,” said Brian Jones, president of Fox Business Network in a statement. “We’re thrilled to have him continue in his role as host of Making Money, which is the number one program in its timeslot. 

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.