Trish Regan Leads Fox Business’ Push Into Live Primetime

Variety | 10/7/2018 | Brian Steinberg
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When Trish Regan was last spotted with a major presence in primetime TV, she was doing a CNBC documentary about the business of marijuana. As she makes a return to the timeslot, her current network is betting she’s going to smoke her competitors.

Regan was last Thursday rehearsing her new primetime show at Fox Business Network headquarters in midtown Manhattan, holding forth from the same studio where veteran Neil Cavuto had just given viewers a few phrases about the effects of President Trump’s policies on a plunging stock market. Regan had some cautionary words of her own. America had “an hourglass economy,” she said in an ersatz commentary segment not meant for air. “If you’re in the middle,” she warned, “you are the ones feeling the squeeze.”

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She intends to amplify a focus on dinner-table economics when she launches “Trish Regan Primetime” this evening at 8 p.m. Regan says she’s eager to present both sides of an issue – something that was instilled in her when she was growing up in New Hampshire. “Everyone was willing to hear the other side, because it’s so small and everyone was willing to stay friends,” she explained. “You had to, because you were going to see them down the street at the movies on the weekend or at dinner down at the coffee shop.”

Fox wants Regan to do more than lure viewers concerned about how stock-market news affects their pocketbook. The debut of her program this evening heralds a new focus on giving Fox Business viewers more live programming – even when the DJIA and Nasdaq aren’t in active flux.”People want timely information when they want it, and you just can’t turn that on and off, and then wait for the next morning to find out what happened that day,” said Brian Jones president of...
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