Laurie Dhue

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Laurie Walker Dhue
Born (1969-02-10) February 10, 1969 (age 46)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Ethnicity Dutch
Education The Westminster Schools (1986)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,B.S. Political Science (1990)
Occupation Television journalist
Religion Protestant
Spouse(s) Thomas Calcoate (divorced), Joe Schrank (engaged)
Relatives Father Bob Dhue, fmr president of World Championship Wrestling

Laurie Walker Dhue (born February 10, 1969) is the founder, CEO, and president of Laurie Dhue Media and an American television journalist. Until April 2015, Dhue hosted episodes of TheBlaze's investigative journalism news magazine For the Record, and presented highlights of evening news on TV.. Previously she was a Fox News Channel anchor from 2000 to 2008, reporting for the television show Geraldo at Large and the host of Fox Report Weekend.

Early life[edit]

Although born in North Carolina, she grew up in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] Her mother is Hutton Dhue, and her father, Bob Dhue, was a former vice president of wrestling operations for World Championship Wrestling. Laurie Dhue graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a concentration in dramatic arts.[2]


Before joining the Fox News Channel in 2000, she worked for MSNBC as host of its "Special Edition." She started at MSNBC in April 1999 as the anchor of "Newsfront." She worked at CNN from 1990 to 1999, where she served as anchor for weekend programs, such as "CNN Saturday," "CNN Sunday," "World View," and "The World Today."[3] She also interned as a weekend morning anchor for WSB-TV in Atlanta and did the occasional weekend edition of Today for NBC.

She hosted the highly rated "Fox Report" weekend edition and appeared weekly on the number-one cable program "The O'Reilly Factor." She also reported for "Geraldo at Large," "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren," and "The Fox Report with Shepard Smith." Dhue also served as the voice of the official Fox News Radio launch in 2004 and anchored evening news updates for several years.[4] Most recently, she has made appearances once again on Fox News's Geraldo at Large, first as a guest discussing her victory over alcoholism and subsequently as a reporter and round-table panelist.

Currently she performs public speaking at conventions, conferences, corporate events, and special events.[5]

On March 30, 2011, she was the guest host of The Joy Behar Show on CNN's sister network, HLN.[citation needed]

She was replaced by Frances Rivera on the WPIX-TV Morning News in New York City August 29, 2011.[citation needed]

Laurie Dhue began hosting 'For The Record' on the new media channel 'TheBlaze' on March 13, 2013. On June 4, 2013, it was announced Dhue's involvement with TheBlaze would expand to include hosting of the channel's nightly news updates as the channel's primary news anchor.[6]

On September 9, 2013, Laurie Dhue premiered as the evening anchor for TheBlaze TV News.[7][8] Her last day with TheBlaze was April 17th, 2015. [9]


In February 2011, Dhue publicly admitted to a 15-year battle with alcoholism. She was successfully treated for her addiction.[10]


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