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Cavuto celebrates 30 years covering business

March 11, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Mary Ellen Fillo of The Hartford Courant interviewed Neil Cavuto of Fox Business Network about his career as he celebrates 30 years in business journalism.

Here is an excerpt:


Q: How has life on tv changed since you began?

A: A lot has changed. When I started just doing work on financial shows like CNBC’s Nightly Business Report, it was the only place you could see stock prices other than newspapers. Now there are hundreds of sites. Now we are not only giving data but context as well. I fear though, in some cases, it is going from serious to adding some entertainment components and in our profession that is the conundrum. We can’t think of it as just a way to inform people anymore and we have to deliver the news in a new way without dumbing it down.

Q: You are celebrating 30 years in TV business reporting in 2014. What are you proudest of during your tenure?

A: There is no single event. Just trying to make sense of bull and bear markets, crashes and crashettes, the meltdown five years ago, the Latin American fiasco. You get to see so many calamities over a lifetime that you do get a business perspective. The market has an uncanny knack of emulating our country. I don’t mean to sound native Yankee Doodle Dandy view of the world but it is a remarkable testament to capitalism and our country in terms of how the U.S. is weathering its difficulties. I like to think no matter what crap we are thrown in life, we see more good than bad.

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