Two Former CNBCers, Trish Regan and Melissa Francis, Change Channels

By Chris Ariens 

This was day one on the job for two former CNBC anchors at rival networks.

Today Trish Regan starts her new job as the host of the 3pmET show “Street Smart” for BloombergTV. Across town on Sixth Avenue, her former CNBC colleague Melissa Francis began her new gig at Fox Business Network co-anchoring the 1pmET hour. Francis jumped from CNBC to FBN in early December. While Regan left CNBC last March and took up with Bloomberg Dec. 19.

Regan tells Variety how she got her start in journalism: “My Mom was a reporter and I used to go out with her in the field when I was five years old.” Regan says she also plans on taking the show out of the studio. “I want to understand not just the leaders, but what the people are experiencing as well.”

TVNewser will be talking with Regan when she gets off the air at 5pmET.