Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will be an on-air contributor to the new Fox Business Network when it launches next week, FBN said today. Fiorina headed HP from 1999 to 2005 and oversaw its buyout of Compaq before scandal led to her ouster. She will be a general business contributor to the network, which aims to compete with CNBC and makes its debut Monday.
The Fox News spinoff has been in the works for 2 years, and heavy hype has preceded the premiere in 30 million homes. A Fox News VP called Fiorina "one of the foremost business leaders of our time." She currently serves on the boards of several organizations seeking to improve government effectiveness and public-private partnerships as well as the boards of a number of nonprofits.