Fox News Channel Monday named Fox Business Network personality Melissa Francis as a co-host of its afternoon news analysis show Outnumbered.
Francis, who currently co-hosts Fox Business Network’s post market show After the Bell, will join Outnumbered co-anchor Harris Faulkner on the daily series, which tackles top news headlines with a panel of four female journalists/contributors and one male guest, said the network.
The series delivered 1.6 million total viewers during first quarter 2018, topping all shows in its 12 noon timeslot.
Francis, who joined FBN in 2012, will continue to serve as co-host of After the Bell.
“Melissa has served as a frequent panelist throughout the years and our audience has come to value her smart commentary and expert analysis,” said Jay Soroko, executive producer of Outnumbered in a statement. “We are thrilled she’s joining Outnumbered as she will undoubtedly contribute to the program’s continued success.”