FOX Business Network (FBN) has named FOX News Channelâ€™s (FNC) Jamie Colby as the host of its upcoming alternative primetime program Strange Inheritance, announced Kevin Magee, executive vice president of the network.
will be replacing FBNâ€™s Tracy Byrnes, who was originally slated to host the show.
In making the announcement, Magee said, â€œDue to family obligations, Tracy had to remove herself from the project, but we couldn't be more enthused for Jamie Colby
to take over the reins.
Joining FNC in 2003, Colby serves as the co-anchor for Americaâ€™s News Headquarters, from which she will be taking a hiatus while filming Strange Inheritance.
tenure at FNC
has reported on numerous major national and international stories, including; the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the trials of Martha Stewart, Kobe Bryant, George Zimmerman and Jodi Arias, among others.
Prior to joining FNC, she was a correspondent for CNN.
Earlier in her career, she served as an anchor and reporter for CBS News, WPIX-TV (CW) and WNYW-TV (FOX) in New York, NY.
A recipient of many industry awards, Colby
was honored with the National Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of 9/11, the Clarion Award from the Association for Women
in Communications, and the Gracie Allen Award for investigative reporting in 2000.
A former practicing attorney, Colby is licensed in California, New York, Florida and the District of Columbia.
Accepted to University of Miami International School of Business at age 14, Colby received a B.S. in accounting and then her J.D. at age 22.