Maria Bartiromo Officially Joining Fox Business Network

Two months after word broke that she would be moving to Fox Business Network, longtime CNBC host Maria Bartiromo officially confirmed the switch. As expected, Bartiromo will join Fox Business Network as its global markets editor.

Bartiromo on Feb. 1 will join Fox and begin working in her new role as anchor a daily market hours program for FBN, while also contributing to sister-service Fox News Channel with a business-focused Sunday show. Both shows are expected to launch by the end of the first quarter.

Bartiromo left CNBC after 20 years when her contract expired in November, with reports pointing toward her assuming a prominent role at FBN.

The move represents a reunion for Bartiromo and Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, who helped her gain widespread acclaim by putting her on the stock market floor while at CNBC.

“I tapped Maria to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange while at CNBC, and I am delighted to have her join me once again alongside our star lineup at Fox Business," said Ailes in making the announcement.