Having resigned from CNN about a year ago, Lou Dobbs is expected to return to cable news as a host for Fox Business
. This strikes me as a very good "get" for the network.
What is more, if there were ever a moment (and a network) for Dobbs' brand of independent populism to catch fire, this is it.
And from a personal standpoint, having been a guest on one of his final CNN shows
, I'm excited to see Dobbs back on TV.
While many people may differ with his brand of politics, let me say that, from a guest's perspective, Dobbs is one of the classiest hosts in the business. It has always been clear to me that his staff adores and respects him (something you can pick up on). And Dobbs is also one of the few hosts who pops into the green room to pay a courtesy call to guests before going on the air.
It's a small thing -- and I'm not saying every
host should do that -- but it always struck me as a kind gesture.
Welcome back, Lou!