is only available in about 30 million of the nation's 110 million television homes.
Dobbs will also play a part in the development of CNN Money, the re-branded version of CNNfn
that will launch in October.
To help support these growing operations, CNNfn
is adding new space at the CNN New York bureau to accommodate up to 90 people.
has never competed effectively against CNBC, the nation's leading business news network.
And a slew of other CNNfn
execs, including exec VP David Bohrman, found it an opportune time to follow Dobbs out the door.
officials say the initiative is all new, the network essentially will be a portal site with a heavy financial slant.
Combining Court, which would run in primetime and latenight, with CNNfn
, which would take over from morning through early evening, "is an interesting strategy," said Gerbrandt; "It worked well for CNBC, without cannibalizing either the all-day financial news or the nighttime talkshows featuring Geraldo Rivera, Conan O'Brien and Charles Grodin.
Initial clients include Bloomberg TV and CNNfn
business news network.
Kirkpatrick is a regular commentator on CNNfn
and has also appeared frequently as a technology industry expert on CNN and PBS.
Lahiji is the youngest person to manage a mutual fund and has been featured in magazines and newspapers such as BusinessWeek, Barron's, Money, Institutional Investor, Kiplinger's, Los Angeles Times and has appeared on CNN, CNNfn
, PBS, and CBS in the past year.
He has appeared on CNBC, CNNfn
, Bloomberg Television and other programs servicing the financial and technology communities.
Brain, is scheduled to be a featured guest on CNNfn
The Money Gang, Friday, May 14, 2004.