Brenda Buttner

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Brenda Buttner (born May 22, 1961 in San Francisco, California) is a senior business correspondent and host of Bulls & Bears on Fox News Channel. She also frequently contributes to Your World with Neil Cavuto.

Buttner graduated from Harvard University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in social studies. She then spent two years as a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford University, England, where she graduated with high honors and received a B.A. in politics and economics. After completing her studies at Oxford, Buttner moved to Reno, Nevada, where she began her television career at NBC affiliate KCRL-TV. She is a former feature editor of Cycle World magazine, an enthusiast motorcycle publication.[1]

Before moving to Fox News, Buttner hosted CNBC's The Money Club and served as a Washington correspondent from 1990 to 1993 and general correspondent from 1995 to 1998 for the cable outlet.

Buttner has received numerous awards for her work, including a Cable Ace award in 1996 for best business programming and a National Clarion award in 1990 for best news story. In addition, many of her personal finance articles have been published in popular publications such as The New York Times and Ladies' Home Journal.

She has been a resident of Ridgewood, New Jersey.[2]


  • Buttner, a motorcycle aficionado, rode her bike cross-country and also earned the distinction of becoming the first female editor of a motorcycle magazine, Cycle World.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Buttner, Brenda. "Going Gonzo Revisited" p. 58, print edition, Cycle World magazine, December 2012.
  2. ^ Sherrill, Susan Leigh. "TV Dinners - (201) asks Bergen broadcasters: What's in your kitchens?" (201) magazine, November 2009. Accessed November 1, 2009.

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