Brenda Buttner was born in Santa Cruz, California (USA) on May 22, 1961, and she grew up in California with her siblings and parents. She passed away on the 20th day of February 2017. He was the host of Fox News Channel’s Bulls & Bears business analysis program. She also contributed frequently to Your World with Neil Cavuto, also a talk show.

Her colleagues Eric Bolling and Dagen McCowell from the Fox News Channel paid tribute to their friends on Twitter, while the network paid her an homage through their Instagram: “Business journalism is never going to be the same. I just don’t know, now that she’s gone, whether we’ll ever be. Brenda Buttner Gone way too soon at age 55,” quoted Fox from Neil Cavuto.


Brenda Buttner began her education at Harvard University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social studies in 1983. After finishing her studies at the prestigious school she attended two years in Rhodes Scholar, located at the Balliol College of the Oxford University, in England, where she pursued her true passion in the form of a B.A. in politics and economics. She was a brilliant student of the Rhodes campus and graduated with high honors.

Career Experience

After she finished her studies at Oxford she began her television career, a professional field she had been anticipating for some long. Buttner then moved to Reno, Nevada, where she started working as a reporter and an anchor in the NBC-owned channel KCRL-TV. She performed really well on her first years in KCRL, and her work was often appreciated by her colleagues and bosses.

Then, she worked as an editor in Cycle World magazine, a publication dedicated to motorcycle enthusiasts. Buttner, a motorcycle aficionado, became the first female editor of a motorcycle magazine. She even rode her bike across the whole country once.

When she finally joined the Fox News Channel she performed as the hosts of CNBC’s “The Money Club,” a business analysis show. She also served as CNBC’s correspondent in Washington DC between 1990 to 1993; and general correspondent from 1995 to 1998.

She enjoyed a fruitful career in Fox News. She received various awards for her hard work, including a Cable Ace Award in 1996 for the Money Club as the best business program of the year; and a National Clarion Award in 1990 in the category of best news story. Brenda became a senior business correspondent for the channel in 2002 and started hosting Bulls & Bears until 2016, where she had to retire to combat ongoing cancer.

Personal life

Brenda Buttner married Tom Atkins in 2005. While Buttner had little time for dating and many responsibilities in Fox, the couple said they fell in love very fast: they meet in the same year they got married, but they went through a divorce in 2010. Buttner’s ex-husband is an American political writer and real estate investor. The couple had two children, Rebecca and Rachel. The senior business journalist had a net worth estimated around $3 million. The business and journalism family suffered a great loss and will forever remember her fondly.

Last Modified: Aug 16, 2021

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