Reporters Day At FBN

Fox Business Network’s on-air talent announcements continued apace today.

The day after touting new additions to its anchor team, the fledgling service, slated to launch in 31 million homes on Oct. 15, named Jeff Flock, Shibani Joshi and Connell McShane as reporters.

Flock, who will be based in Chicago, spent 24 years at CNN in various capacities, including time as Chicago bureau chief and correspondent, where he managed coverage of the Midwestern region. Most recently, he was the managing editor and anchor of Hurricane Now, LLC, a Web site specializing in U.S. storm coverage. 

Joshi, who will be located in New York, joins FBN from her role as a reporter covering breaking news for News 12 Westchester.  Before this, Joshi was a producer for Reuters Television and Times Now, the joint venture news channel with The Times of India.

Also based in New York, McShane was working at Bloomberg Television, where he served as an anchor and reporter with Evening Edition, On the Markets and Marketweek. He also reported live from the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

“Jeff, Shibani and Connell are welcome additions to the FBN team,” said Fox News executive vice president Kevin Magee in a statement. “Each of them brings valuable experience in covering business news.” 

On Tuesday, FBN, which will be produced in high-definition format, went outside the ranks of progenitor Fox News Channel, touting the hiring of Peter Barnes, Jenna Lee, Nicole Petallides and Cody Willard as anchors. They join the previously announced cast of David Asman, Cheryl Casone, Rebecca Gomez, Dagen McDowell and Stuart Varney

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

Lee was formerly a news anchor and reporter for, 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.

For her part, Petallides was with Bloomberg Television, where she was an anchor for Bloomberg Business Report and Bloomberg Market Update, based at the New York Stock Exchange. Before that, she served as an assistant producer for CNBC’s live daily reports from the New York Stock Exchange.

Willard has been writing 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.