Charles Payne

Charles Payne is the host of FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Making Money with Charles Payne (weekdays 2-3PM/ET). He joined FOX News Media as a contributor in 2007 and provides financial analysis across FBN and FOX News Channel. 

Most recently, Payne contributed to FBN's 2022 Midterm Election panel alongside Maria Bartiromo, Stuart Varney and Larry Kudlow. Over the past years, Payne has hosted several town halls to help educate viewers on the investor revolution and rise of cryptocurrencies. He also recently helmed a Black History Month special, Making Money with Charles Payne’s: Black History and Achieving the Dream where he welcomed guests to share their personal success stories. As an FNC contributor, Payne appears on a number of programs, including FOX & Friends and America’s Newsroom, to provide financial insights and breaking market news analysis. He has also served as guest host for FNC’s Your World with Neil Cavuto.

Payne began his career on Wall Street as an analyst at E.F. Hutton in 1985. In 1991, he founded Wall Street Strategies, an independent stock market research firm where he serves as chief executive officer and principal analyst. He published his first book entitled "Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich" in May 2007 and in 2019, debuted "Unstoppable Prosperity: Learn the Strategy I’ve Used for Years to Beat the Market." 

Payne attended Minot State College and Central Texas College during his time in the United States Air Force.