Fox Business Network and CNBC have been at the Detroit Auto Show all day, providing varied coverage to their financial news audience. FBN’s Chicago-based correspondent Jeff Flock has provided live twice-hourly updates from the floor of the show. He has interviews with HUMMER General Manager Martin Walsh about the new Hummer concept vehicle, talked to CEO Henrik Fisker about his Fisker Karma plug-in premium sports car and interviewed Steve McKnight, VP and General Manager of Land Rover, among others.
On a side note, at 6pmET today Neil Cavuto will have an interview with Mitt Romney on FBN.
As early as 8:00amET, CNBC was landing first interviews with CEOs. GM CEO Rick Waggoner was interviewed by CNBC auto reporter Phil LaBeau this morning. Labeau will be on CNBC long into the night this evening as well, as the one-hour special “CNBC Special Event: Detroit Auto Show All Access,” airs at 9pmET and 12amET. LaBeau hosts the “behind-the-wheel” special.
Some more first interviews by CNBC today: Toyoto U.S.A. President Jim Lentz, BMW North America CEO Tom Purves, Lamborghini CEO Stefan Winkleman Ford President of the Americas Mark Fields and Chrysler President Jim Press.