Gerri Willis

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Gerri Willis
Born (1959-08-14) August 14, 1959 (age 59)
Alma materColumbia Business School
OccupationJournalist, news anchor
EmployerFox Entertainment Group

Gerri Willis,[1] is an American television news journalist and former host of The Willis Report, a daytime program on the Fox Business Network, focusing on consumer and personal finance issues.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Gerri Willis was born on August 14, 1959 in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and Miami University located in Oxford, Ohio where she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow. While attending Miami, she was also the Business Manager of "The Miami Student," the oldest college newspaper in the US.


Prior to joining FBN, Willis served as the personal finance editor for CNN, hosting a weekly half-hour program titled "Your Bottom Line", which focused on ways to save Americans money and the economy's effects on personal finance. Before CNN, she worked at Smart Money magazine as the senior financial correspondent. She joined the Fox Business Network in March 2010, appearing across all programming on the network. Willis is the author of two business books, "The Smart Money Guide to Real Estate Investing" and "Home Rich." She was also the winner of the Excellence in Retirement Savings Reporting award in 2001, which is bestowed by the American University School of Communication and the Investment Company Institute's Education Foundation.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Gerri Willis married to David Evans in 1994.[2] Willis announced her breast cancer diagnosis in May 2016, after discovering an abnormality and seeing her physician in April 2016. She later indicated that dealing with the cancer has been a blessing, and has reconnected her with her faith.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Gerri Willis". Fox Business.
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  3. ^ Giampia, Nick (5 April 2017). "Gerri Willis Tosses Wig, Opens Up on Breast Cancer Bout".