Fox Business Hires Former Wall Street Journal Chief for New Primetime Program

“WSJ at Large With Gerry Baker,” will air Fridays at 9:30 p.m.

Gerry Baker

Fox Business announced on Monday that former Wall Street Journal editor in chief Gerard Baker will host a new weekly primetime show on the network.

“WSJ at Large With Gerry Baker” will air on Fridays at 9:30 p.m. EST after Maria Bartiromo’s show.

“We’ve assembled the best team in business news and we’re excited to add Gerry to the roster,” said network chief Brian Jones in a statement. “The combination of Bartiromo and Baker will make the 9PM/ET hour one of the most informative and comprehensive in cable news.”

Baker, who served as the editor of the Wall Street Journal for five years, stepped down in June and he was replaced by his deputy Matt Murray. Baker now holds the title of editor at large. At the time, the journal’s parent company, News Corp, promised that Baker would keep a regular weekend column and dedicate more time to a future role with Fox Business (which is also owned by News Corp).

Baker has been a longtime guest on both Fox News and Fox Business.

“I’m thrilled to be starting this new venture at FBN,” said 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.”