FOX Business Network (FBN) has re-signed Charles Payne to a multi-year deal where he will continue as host of Making Money with Charles Payne, announced Brian Jones, President of the network.
In making the announcement, Jones said, “Charles’ ability to identify news-driven investment opportunities has made his show appointment viewing for the business audience. We’re thrilled to have him continue in his role as host of Making Money, which is the number one program in its timeslot.”
Payne added, “I am proud to be a part of the best lineup in business television, and excited to continue helping to empower all Americans take control of their financial destiny and identify money-making opportunities in this incredible time of economic growth.”
Making Money launched in 2014, and has recently become the number one rated show in its 6PM/ET timeslot, besting CNBC’s Mad Money hosted by Jim Cramer in total viewers for 15 consecutive weeks. The program, which explores investment opportunities based on the day’s top stories, has seen a double-digit increase in both total viewers and the advertiser friendly 25-54 demographic over the past year.
Payne joined the network when it launched in 2007 as a contributor, providing market commentary across both FBN and FOX News Channel (FNC). In addition to his role on FBN, he also frequently appears on FNC’s Your World with Neil Cavuto, Cashin In, Cost of Freedom and Bulls & Bears as well as FBN’s Varney & Co.
With more than 30 years of experience in the financial community, Payne began his career on Wall Street as an analyst at E.F. Hutton in 1985. He founded Wall Street Strategies, an independent stock market research firm, in 1991, and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and principal analyst. He published his first book entitled “Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich” in May 2007. He attended Minot State College and Central Texas College during his time in the United States Air Force.
FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York—the business capital of the world—FBN launched in October 2007 and is available in more than 70 million homes in major markets across the United States. Owned by 21st Century Fox, the network has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and London. On the web at www.foxbusiness.com.