Nicole Petallides, a FOX Business Network Anchor, reports live each day from the New York Stock Exchange. Nicole is celebrating her 25,000th NYSE segment since FOX Business launched! "25,000 hits with Fox Business! This is really exciting," says Nicole. "It’s a wonderful recognition not only for me, but also for the Fox Business Network. I get the buzz on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) all day long. I take that news and rush to the camera telling viewers the market action 4 times an hour and sometimes more. Since 2007 these hits have addressed the fall and rise of the Dow in recent years, now realizing a new all-time high. There’s been a ton of breaking news and of course lots of really great, interesting and influential guests. It’s never dull on Wall Street and after working here for more than a decade it’s still exciting each day. I try my best to bring that excitement to every single hit - all 25,000 of them!"
Nicole has watched a lot of change. "Wall Street, much like financial firms and businesses around the country, have experienced turmoil and change over the last several years," says Nicole. "Technology plays a greater role more than ever before and the result is a lot fewer people on the NYSE floor. As for being an anchor, another big change is social media and communicating with viewers through Facebook and twitter. Our viewers are smart and have great in depth comments. Technology also helps journalists more than ever, giving us the ability to quickly find information we need."
Women in the business is still an issue. "At the NYSE there’s always been a very small percentage of women and I don‘t see that changing soon," says Nicole. "However, as far as corporate boards and American businesses, they continue to add women to many high ranking positions. We certainly see change in Washington D.C. with a record number of women recently elected to Congress. As for television anchors, you see plenty of women, sometimes even more than men." In terms of career success, Nicole says "a viewer recently wrote in on Facebook to FOX saying 'As much as you want to breathe, that’s how much you have to want success.' I think that is 100% correct. You have to be well informed, work incredibly hard, make yourself invaluable to your team so that they love you and they need you. Make your boss say I’m so glad we have 'Jen, Kate, Sarah, Mary whomever' on this team! Do more than you ever think you could and with this type of great, hardworking attitude you will get ahead!"