Melissa Francis is seeing her role at Fox News expand.
The Fox Business Network veteran has been named has named co-host of the Fox News midday ensemble show Outnumbered, announced Jay Soroko, executive producer of the program.
“Melissa has served as a frequent panelist throughout the years and our audience has come to value her smart commentary and expert analysis,” Soroko said in a statement. “We are thrilled she’s joining Outnumbered as she will undoubtedly contribute to the program’s continued success.”
In her new role, Francis will join co-anchor Harris Faulkner in the 12 p.m. ET hour to discuss the top headlines of the day with rotating panelists, including the One Lucky Guy.
Outnumbered is the No. 1 cable news show in its time slot, both in total viewers and among the key A25-54 demo.
Francis added, “I am proud to have the opportunity to work alongside the brilliant women on Outnumbered, and look forward to sharing my perspective with viewers across both Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network on a daily basis,” Francis added in a statement of her own.
Have no fear, FBN fans. Francis will continue to serve alongside David Asman as co-host for Fox Business’ 4 p.m. show After the Bell.
Prior to joining the network, Francis was a co-anchor on CNBC’s midday programs Power Lunch and The Call. In 2003, she became the first reporter to broadcast live from the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange.