Neil Cavuto

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Neil Cavuto
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Neil Cavuto, 2007
Born (1958-09-22) September 22, 1958 (age 65)
Westbury, New York, United States
Alma mater St. Bonaventure University, American University
Occupation TV anchor, Managing Editor and Senior Vice President for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel
Website Your World at

Neil Patrick Cavuto (born September 22, 1958) is an American television anchor and commentator on the Fox Business Network and host of three television programs, Your World with Neil Cavuto and Cavuto on Business, both on the Fox News Channel and Cavuto on sister channel Fox Business Network.

Cavuto also tapes a nightly wrap-up of business news which airs on local FOX affiliates during the late news and has a syndicated radio business news segment that airs on weekday afternoons. He is the senior vice president and managing editor of business news for the Fox Business Network, and oversees content and business coverage. He is the author of two books.

Early life

Cavuto was born in Westbury, New York, and raised in Danbury, Connecticut, where he attended Immaculate High School. At 17 he became the manager of a fish and chips restaurant while attending high school.[1] His father was of Italian descent, while his mother was of Irish ancestry.[2] He worked as a White House intern during U.S. president Jimmy Carter's administration, graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication, and earned a master's degree from American University.[3]


Cavuto became the managing editor of business news and television anchor of Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News Channel in July 1996, later becoming a vice president of business news in March 2006. He serves all three positions concurrently. Your World is Fox's main business news program.

Before joining Fox, he hosted Power Lunch on CNBC and contributed to NBC's Today. He worked with the Public Broadcasting Service for 15 years. He was also a New York City bureau chief.

He has been awarded numerous times by his peers in the journalism industry, including recognition by the Wall Street Journal as the best interviewer in business news, best business television interviewer four consecutive years, and five nominations for Cable ACE awards.[4] Cavuto was also awarded the 1980 Hellinger Award, the highest award for graduating journalism students from St. Bonaventure University. Cavuto has interviewed many high profile business, political and world leaders.

Cavuto is the author of More Than Money and Your Money or Your Life.[5] Both books were New York Times best sellers.[3]

Personal life

Cavuto and his wife, Mary Fulling, whom he had married on October 15, 1983, have three children, Tara, Bradley and Jeremy. They reside in Mendham, New Jersey.[6]

Cavuto experiences health problems,[7][8] saying:

"I don't hide that I have had a tough life in many respects. I fought back a near-life-ending cancer, only to end up with multiple sclerosis years later. Doctors have since told me that the odds of contracting both diseases in the same life are something like two million to one! Yet here I am, marching on, continuing to do my job when doctors who've examined my scans and MRIs tell me I shouldn't be walking or talking."[9]

Authored books

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  3. 3.0 3.1 Cavuto biography at Retrieved 2011-08-05.
  4. "Cavuto on Business" (short bio), Fox, October 10, 2002. Accessed 2011-08-07.
  5. Neil Cavuto's page at Accessed 2011-08-05.
  6. Hyman, Vicki. "Voice of Reason", Inside Jersey, November 13, 2008. Accessed 2011-08-06.
  7. Horsburgh, Susan, "Breaking the News" People magazine, Sept. 9, 2002. Accessed 2011-08-08.
  8. Dixon, Jennifer, "Neil Cavuto Deals with MS", March 1, 2007. Accessed 2011-08-08.
  9. U.S. News & World Report, Volume 146, Issues 1-6 (2009), p. 41. at Accessed 2011-08-08.

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