Stuart Varney

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Stuart Varney
Born (1949-07-07) 7 July 1949 (age 64)
Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Alma mater London School of Economics
Occupation Journalist

Stuart Varney (born July 7, 1949[1] in Derby, Derbyshire, England) is a British economic journalist, and as of 2011, working for the Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network. Varney joined Fox News in January, 2004 as a business contributor on many shows, such as Your World with Neil Cavuto. He also occasionally serves as guest host for Your World and the shows on the Cost of Freedom business block.

Varney graduated from the London School of Economics.[1] He began his broadcast journalism career at KEMO-TV (now KOFY-TV) in San Francisco.[2] In 1980 he joined the Manhattan bureau of the newly founded CNN and hosted shows like Business Day[disambiguation needed] and Business Asia.[1][2] From 1999 to 2001, he hosted CNN’s Moneyline with Willow Bay and has also worked for CNBC. Varney is a regular panel member on the FOX business analysis and stock trade investment program Cashin' In.

Varney now hosts the show, "Varney & Co." on the Fox Business Network, which airs from 9:20 to 11 a.m. every weekday. Along with Varney, the show is also co-hosted by Charles Payne, Tracy Byrnes and Chris Cotter.

Varney generated controversy during the federal shutdown of 2013, in which parks and memorials the government does not own were closed, by making inflammatory statements describing how he wanted to punish federal employees, describing how he was not sympathetic to the workers who were burdening him through his having to pay taxes for the service they provide. [3]

In 2013 Varney became controversial for his commentary on Pope Francis, who made what Varney considered anti-free market statements.[citation needed]

Varney has lived in the United States since 1974. He previously lived in Wyckoff, New Jersey. He has lived in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey since 1994. He is married and has six children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Rohan, Virginia (May 12, 2010). "British voice of American business". The Record. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Stuart Varney". Fox News. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Fox's Varney on Furloughed Federal Employees: "I Want to Punish These People"". MediaMatters. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 

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