Gerry Baker left his editor in chief role at Wall Street Journal back in June, and was poised to host his own WSJ-branded news and interview show on Fox Business Network. It was not clear as to when that show would actually launch.
More than five months later, FBN has finally announced the launch of WSJ at Large with Gerry Baker, which will debut on Friday, Nov. 30 at 9:30 p.m. ET on FBN.
Baker’s half-hour Friday night program will have Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street as its lead-in, and it will feature interviews with major industry leaders impacting Wall Street, Washington and business in America.
In making the announcement, Jones said, “We’ve assembled the best team in business news and we’re excited to add Gerry to the roster,” FBN president Brian Jones said in a statement. “The combination of Bartiromo and Baker will make the 9 p.m. ET hour one of the most informative and comprehensive in cable news.”
“I’m thrilled to be starting this new venture at FBN,” added Baker. “I look forward to the opportunity to explore in depth with some of the finest minds in the world each week the issues and trends that are defining our modern world.”
Each Friday, Baker, now the publication’s editor at large, will welcome influencers from across the business, finance, politics and tech space to lead discussions on the major news of the week. Additionally, Baker will also expand upon the larger trends impacting business in America.
Baker is no stranger to FBN. In November 2015, Baker joined Bartiromo and managing editor of business news Neil Cavuto to moderate FBN’s inaugural presidential primary debate. According to Nielsen data, it was the highest-rated program in the network’s history.
In addition to his role on FBN, Baker currently serves as the editor at large for the Wall Street Journal and writes the Editor at Large column for the Review section on Saturdays. From 2013 through 2018, Baker was editor in chief title for both Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal. Prior to that, he was the news organization’s deputy editor in chief between 2009 and 2013.