Buttner, Fox News biz journalist, dies at 55
Brenda Buttner, the longtime host of Fox News’ “Bulls & Bears,” died Monday after a battle with cancer, reports Kate Feldman of the New York Daily News. She was 55.
Feldman writes, “The financial reporter, who graduated from Harvard University in 1983 and spent two years as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, got her professional start at an NBC affiliate in Reno, Nev., before hosting CNBC’s ‘The Money Club’ and serving as a correspondent from 1990 to 1998.
“The New Jersey resident joined Fox News in 2000 and served as a senior business correspondent and host of ‘Bulls and Bears.’
“‘Women are not afraid to simply admit they don’t know about something, which men rarely do,’ she told the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel in 1997. ‘So women realize there is no such thing as a stupid question when it comes to understanding an investment.’
“Fox News host Neil Cavuto honored his colleague on the air Monday.
“‘In her sickest moments, battling an unrelenting cancer, there was Brenda, cheering you on,’ he said.
“‘Business journalism is never going to be the same. I just don’t know, now that she’s gone, whether we’ll ever be.'”
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