Connell McShane

NewsNation, Anchor

Connell McShane anchors NewsNation Now, a two-hour long weekday news program from 3-5 p.m. ET that debuted in September 2023 on NewsNation.

Most recently, McShane served as anchor and chief national correspondent for Fox Business Network across the network’s daytime and primetime programming. During his tenure, he anchored and reported from around the globe, including numerous trips to China, on-the-ground reporting from Eastern Europe during the recent refugee crisis shaped by the war in Ukraine, and extensive coverage of the last six presidential elections. Additionally, he has covered top business, economic and political news headlines such as the rise of inflation and the future of drone technology.

McShane joined FBN as a business reporter when the network launched in 2007. After only a year, he was promoted as co-anchor of the network’s early morning program Fox Business Morning before moving to the midday morning show Markets Now. From 2018 to 2021, McShane hosted the afternoon show After the Bell. In March 2021, he was appointed chief national correspondent for the network. In that role, he traveled to more than 35 states, reporting on the impact of the pandemic for a special series called State of the Economy.  In addition to his television duties, McShane was a radio news anchor and Friday host of Imus in the Morning from 2011 to 2017. 

Previously, McShane was a reporter at Bloomberg Radio & Television where he appeared on shows such as Evening Edition, On the Markets and Marketweek. In the early days at Bloomberg, he covered local news in New York City, including the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in 2001, before transitioning to focus on financial news where he reported live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Additionally, he anchored a syndicated a morning radio show called Bloomberg The First Word.

McShane began his career in broadcasting as a sports broadcaster for WBRK Radio in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and still occasionally serves as a play-by-play broadcaster for college basketball and football games. He graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor's degree in communication and media studies. 


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