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No immediate successor for Fox Business Network's Alexis Glick, whose ratings were in the red

December 23, 2009 | 11:21 am

Fox Business Network says it has no plans to immediately replace Alexis Glick, the anchor of its morning show "Opening Bell" who announced on the air this morning that she's leaving the cable channel after three years there.

GLICK Glick, who was also the network's vice president of business news, was a high-profile hire for Fox Business, but it didn't pay off in ratings. Glick, whose three-year contract was expiring, had seen her workload cut when Fox Business started to simulcast the morning radio show of Don Imus and canceled Glick's "Money for Breakfast" show.

Although Fox Business does not release ratings, the decision to carry Imus has resulted in stronger numbers for the network, people familiar with the situation said. However, Glick was not able to keep the bigger audience Imus was providing. Over 50% of his viewers bailed when "Opening Bell" started to ring.

Fox Business said it will rotate talent in and out of the show. Among the anchors and reporters expected to get a shot are Jenna Lee, Connell McShane and Liz MacDonald.

Prior to joining Fox Business, Glick had a stint as a "Today" show anchor for the morning program's third hour. That was after making a name for herself at CNBC, where she was a senior correspondent.

-- Joe Flint

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Photo: Alexis Glick. Credit: Fox Business Network