Kudlow, who took on the unenviable job of predicting a quick V-shaped recovery for the nation in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and also tried to make the case the contagion was contained before it took full root in the U.S,, will launch a new weekday program for Fox Business Network. Starting February 8, he will provide financial analysis on U.S. and global affairs across all Fox News Media properties. Details of his new program will be announced at a later time.
He was named Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council in 2018, where he coordinated the administration’s domestic and economic policy agenda.
“Larry’s vast experience in policy making coupled with his intuitive on-air presence will add depth and insight to our business analysis programming,’ said Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media, in a prepared statement. “We are excited to welcome him to the Fox News Media team and look forward to creating a show that utilizes his immense expertise to help guide viewers through this unprecedented time of economic uncertainty.”
Kudlow has extensive financial experience, having served as a financial analyst; an economic aide to President Ronald Reagan; and chief economist and senior managing director of the investment bank and brokerage firm Bear Stearns.
He had long been a CNBC regular, hosting shows such as “The Kudlow Report” and “Kudlow & Cramer,” with trader Jim Cramer. He will join a handful of other former CNBC personnel who work at Fox Business, including Maria Bartiromo and Liz Claman.