Alexis Glick is an anchor and Vice President of Business News for FOX Business Network, a new network launched in October 2007 offering business news that impacts both Main Street and Wall Street. She anchors two morning shows on the FOX Business Network: Money for Breakfast and Opening Bell. In addition to her anchoring responsibilities, Alexis Glick serves as the Vice President of Business News for the network.
Prior to joining FOX, Alexis was a correspondent for NBC’s Today Show where she co-anchored the third hour of the program. She began her career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs in the Equities Division. Alexis is a graduate of Columbia University, where she now serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the College Alumni Association. Oh, and she is also the mother of three.
Mommy Tracked had the good fortune of interviewing Alexis Glick about her secrets for managing working motherhood, what it is like to work in a male dominated field and what she thinks of the rumor that her former colleague Katie Couric will be leaving the evening news. Her answers are refreshingly candid. How nice to learn that even the most powerful of anchors enjoy the simple pleasures of chocolate and US Weekly.
Mommy Tracked: How many children do you have? How old are they? What are their names?
Alexis Glick: I have three boys: Logan Sky, who is six; Kyle Grey, who is four, and Slate Hudson who is one.
How many hours a week do you work?
I get in around 4am and finish my shows at 10am. I have management meetings or administrative work related to the show or the network, and I usually leave by early afternoon. But my Blackberry is never off — the news business is a 24-hour job.
What are the best and worst parts of your job?
The best part is the people I meet and the things I learn. I read a couple hundred pages of research every morning to prepare myself for my two shows. I have met some very fascinating people.
The worst part of my job is the exceptionally early hours. I don't get to see my kids before they go to school and I have to go to bed shortly after they do, around 8pm or 9pm.
Did your mother work? What did she do?
Yes, my mom worked my entire life and still does. She only had a 4 week maternity leave when she had me. She worked on Wall Street and was an assistant to many top executives over the years, including Sandy Weill, Peter Cohen and Bruce Ratner. She is currently an office manager and event planner at Forest City Ratner Enterprises.
You were seven months pregnant when you first began appearing on television. What was it like starting your first TV job while pregnant?