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When New York Night Owls in Times Square are winding up their nights, FOX Business Network Anchor Cheryl Casone is usually getting into work.
“Times Square is very entertaining…at 2:45AM. You see it all you really see it. A lot of the times when I’m coming to work people are just leaving the bars so I see the tail end of the night before , put it that way. Also the streets are empty and that’s kind of cool because you don’t see that.”
The City That Never Sleeps also provides Casone with plenty of business news stories.
I really love hosting the first show of the day because it’s the first shot at the news.
… on the current mood of Wall Street:
I think anything that is a fiscally conservative policy, Wall Street is going to like no matter if it is coming from the Governor, the Mayor or the President. So, if you are a fiscal conservative you believe in less regulation and pro-business policies so those are the two things they want from anyone.
…and important business trends to look out for:
“We talk about it every day on the show… honestly, technology. that train is going down the track like a high speed locomotive and it’s not stopping whether it’s robotics, artificial intelligence, or transportation. We’re talking about flying taxis by 2020! That can all be a reality and it will be. Technology is just completely changing everything and how we live our lives. Do you go to a store anymore of just order on Amazon?”
As for working in New York City, Casone couldn’t be happier.
“It is a dream come true for me – I was a business reporter in San Francisco at Channel 4 KRON-TV – and I loved my time in San Francisco, but I would sit and watch Maria Bartiromo on TV and I really wanted to be in New York because this is the center of the world when it comes to business, finance, banking and Wall Street so when I finally got here in 2004- that was the ultimate goal. And I still love New York. I actually live on the Upper West Side of New York now but I just love all of Manhattan. I think this is going to be a permanent place for me to live now. I just love that you meet so many people from different cultures and there is so much to do here. Months can go by where I don’t even leave Manhattan. It’s crazy!”
One thing Casone doesn’t get to do with many of her friends is…enjoy late night dinners!
“I host a 5am show, I get up at 2am every day… all my friends are like “can you get off this schedule” and I’m say no I really like what I’m doing… I like a morning show and I do both of our morning shows. I go to bed at 6pm that ‘s really the only thing that gets tough – I don’t have a social life at night but it’s fine. It’s a funny conversation because people say “when do you go to bed” and I reply 6pm (laugh) so they want to go have dinner and I’m asking can you do that dinner at 3pm? 3:30pm?”
FOX Business has even let Casone keep up with the Joneses of the NFL.
“FOX Business has allowed me to report on the business of sports and I’ve covered five Super bowls now. I’m a Football junkie and a huge Dallas Cowboys fan (laugh) I’ve gotten to meet some of my football heroes …I met Roger Staubach, I was like wow hello wow….getting to know Jerry Jones…Charlotte Jones, his daughter who is now one of the most powerful women in the NFL ..that’s been a really fun piece of the journey for me… oh Joe Theisman…I was having coffee with him – Troy Aikman that was a fun one …and Dan Marino, Dan Marino is a hoot , love him.”
Sports Reporter Casone is actually quite an athlete herself.
“It’s been really fun for me because I also do triathlons and marathons so I really can kind of get that other part of my life fulfilled. We sponsor the 2XU New York City Triathlon every summer, FOX Business does, so what’s cool about that is that not only do I compete in the triathlon every year but my colleague and I, Liz Claman do some good. She’s a big supporter and champion fundraiser for “Building Homes for Heroes”,a local charity that builds custom homes for veterans, so that’s another fun side of it. On a personal level I actually get to do the sport and then we do segments on the triathlon and Liz does segments about some of the veterans that have been helped by some of her work.”
Like most New Yorkers Casone is in love with Central Park.
“I consider Central Park my savior because I didn’t grow up in NYC or the East Coast- to be out in the park, I’m out there probably 4-5 days a week, gives me sanity, just because I love the trees! And since I’m a runner and a tri-athlete, for me to have that park is a mental savior. I look at Central Park as the gift that just keeps on giving!”