Fox News announced on Wednesday that Neil Cavuto will anchor a new weekend program, Cavuto Live, from 10 AM to 12 PM on Saturdays. The new show will replace Cost of Freedom, a business news-oriented programming block that consists of four half-hour programs.
Between Fox News’s Cavuto Live and Your World and Fox Business’s Cavuto Coast to Coast, Neil Cavuto handles seventeen hours of live programming a week. He also holds the role of senior vice president and managing editor of business news on both Fox News and Fox Business.
Cavuto Live will analyze the top business and political news of the week alongside a rotating panel of commentators. The rotating panel was a trademark of the Cost of Freedom shows aside from Forbes on Fox.
“Our Saturday business block has always outperformed in the ratings because we bring the best of both FNC and FBN to this critical daypart,” Cavuto said in a statement. “But now, with the news often hitting throughout the weekend, we owe it to our viewers to provide real-time reaction on just how these policies and politics impact our lives, and our finances.”
“As I have always said, it’s not about the red or the blue, it’s about the green and I am excited to bring our audience a new, live, two-hour program that delivers the vital news and analysis our viewers need in this ever-changing political and economic landscape.”
“In an era of unprecedented breaking news, much of it about politics and the economy, it is imperative that we provide our viewers with the most live coverage throughout the entire week,” Fox News president of news Jay Wallace said in a statement.
Suzanne Scott, president of programming, said in a statement, “Neil’s 30 years of experience in covering the intersection of Wall Street and Washington make him the ideal candidate to anchor this new programming and we are grateful for him taking on this added role, now helming 17 hours of live programming across both FNC and FOX Business Network.”
The Cost of Freedom block consisted of Bulls & Bears, Cavuto on Business, Forbes on Fox, and Cashin’ In.