Walter Mossberg joining Fox Business Net

Will appear on weekly technology segment

NEW YORK -- Fox Business Network announced Tuesday that Wall Street Journal technology columnist Walter Mossberg would appear weekly on the channel.

Mossberg's technology segment, that will not be branded as the Wall Street Journal, will appear Thursday mornings on the hour co-anchored by Dagen McDowell and Brian Sullivan. This is one of several appearances by Wall Street Journal staff on Fox Business Network, which had been thought to be prevented in the beginning from having regular appearances by Journal staffers due to an agreement between archrival CNBC and Dow Jones before the latter was acquired by News Corp.

While that's still in effect, there have been multiple reports that News Corp. executives have said that the agreement doesn't preclude everything. That was confirmed Tuesday by a Fox Business Network executive.

"The CNBC agreement covers only branded business news segments. Breaking news, non-business news and things like the personal technology reviews that Walt does are not covered by it," Fox News executive vp Kevin Magee said Tuesday.

Also appearing on FBN have been Monica Langley, Wall Street Journal deputy Washington bureau chief; Teri Ains, senior fashion writer; Washington regular senior editor Joseph White; Gerald Seib, executive Washington editor; and Greg Ip, Robert Frank and John Bussey.