Money for Breakfast was a morning business program which aired on the Fox Business Network weekdays from 7-9am Eastern Time. Its main competitor was CNBC's Squawk Box.
Money for Breakfast, which debuted on October 15, 2007 — the same day the network was launched — followed pre-market business headlines. This program was anchored by Alexis Glick and Peter Barnes. The executive producer was Brian Donlon, a morning show veteran from CBS' Early Show (now CBS This Morning) and ESPN's Cold Pizza (now First Take). Contributors and reporters included Jenna Lee (who reported the latest business headlines), Fox Business stocks editor Liz MacDonald, and Fox Business contributor Charles Payne.
"Money for Breakfast scored a major coup in June of 2008, when it landed the first interview with any Fox entity with Democratic Presidential candidate Sen.Barack Obama. It was notable for the word association "game" the then White House hopeful "played" with anchor Alexis Glick.
Money for Breakfast was reduced from four hours to three on December 12, 2007 as The Opening Bell on Fox Business, also hosted by Glick, replaced the fourth hour of this program. On May 12, 2008, it was contracted to two hours as Fox Business Network replaced the first hour of this show (6-7am ET) with the second hour of the expanded Fox Business Morning.
Peter Barnes, who was Glick's co-anchor since the show's debut, left the show on May 5, 2008 as he became the network's senior Washington correspondent. Glick became the sole anchor of the show from May 12, 2008 through its final show on September 25, 2009.
Money for Breakfast debuted a new show logo (which then had the word "FOR" inside the letter "O") and moved to a new set in Studio G on April 20, 2009. The program also added a regular tech segment with Shibani Joshi and added a daily panel debate segment at 8 am called "At Issue" which featured a variety of guests from politics, business and entertainment. This program, along with The Opening Bell on Fox Business (also with Alexis Glick),Countdown to the Closing Bell, Fox Business Bulls & Bears and Cavuto all shared that same set in the then-new Studio G.
On September 3, 2009, the program was canceled to make way for Imus in the Morning; Glick then became a contributor to the Imus program until her departure from FBN at the end of 2009. The last episode of Money for Breakfast aired September 25, 2009, at which point FBN debuted a new online-only program with the cast of Fox Business Morning and Money for Breakfast.
The program, at the time of its cancellation, averaged less than 17,700 viewers according to unofficial estimates.
Some of the segments of this show included the following:America's Greatest Business Rivals (seen on Mondays)
Business Travelers' Forecast
The Glick Report
The One Thing You Should Know
Three Things You Should Know
Bolling for Dollars
Flip of the Coin
Winners and Sinners
(NOTE: These two segments moved to the second hour of Fox Business Morning on 2008-05-12.)C-Suite Sit-Down
Fox Business Squawk Box