Neil Cavuto

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Neil Cavuto
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Cavuto in 2007
Neil Patrick Cavuto

(1958-09-22) September 22, 1958 (age 62)
EducationSt. Bonaventure University (BA)
American University (MA)
  • Broadcaster
  • journalist
  • commentator
EmployerFox News
Mary Fulling
(m. 1983)
WebsiteYour World

Neil Patrick Cavuto (born September 22, 1958) is an American television news anchor, commentator, and business journalist for Fox News. He hosts three television programs: Your World with Neil Cavuto and Cavuto Live, both on Fox News, and Cavuto: Coast to Coast on sister channel Fox Business Network since January 20, 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

Cavuto was born in Westbury, New York, on Long Island, as the son of Kathleen T. (Feeley), a United Nations staffer and housewife, and Patrick "Pat" Cavuto, a can company sales executive.[1] His father was of Italian descent, while his mother was of Irish ancestry.[2] He was raised in Danbury, Connecticut, where he attended Immaculate High School. At 17, he became the manager of a fish and chips restaurant while attending high school.[3] He worked as a White House intern during the Carter Administration. He graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication, and earned a master's degree from American University.[4]


Cavuto interviewing Senator Fred Thompson in 2007

Before joining Fox, Cavuto was a principal anchor and reporter for CNBC. He co-anchored CNBC's initial broadcast on April 17, 1989.[5] Cavuto hosted Power Lunch on CNBC and contributed to NBC's Today. He worked with the Public Broadcasting Service for 15 years reporting for Nightly Business Report. He was also a New York City bureau chief.

Cavuto joined Fox News in July 1996, and became host and managing editor of Your World with Neil Cavuto when the network launched in October. He became a vice president of FOX Business News in March 2006. He serves all three positions concurrently. Your World is Fox's main business news program.

He has five nominations for Cable ACE awards.[6] He is the author of More Than Money and Your Money or Your Life.[7] Both books were New York Times best sellers.[4]

A frequent critic of President Donald Trump, Cavuto has been labeled a "Trump skeptic" by NPR and The Daily Beast.[8][9][10] In February 2020, Trump dedicated 20 minutes of a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado to attacking Cavuto.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Cavuto and his wife, Mary Fulling, whom he married on October 15, 1983, have three children: Tara, Bradley and Jeremy. They reside in Mendham Borough, New Jersey.[12][13]

Cavuto experiences health problems,[14] saying:

I don't hide that I have had a tough life in many respects. I fought back a near-life-ending cancer, only to end up with multiple sclerosis years later. Doctors have since told me that the odds of contracting both diseases in the same life are something like two million to one! Yet here I am, marching on, continuing to do my job when doctors who've examined my scans and MRIs tell me I shouldn't be walking or talking.[15]

As reported on June 22, 2016, by Charles Payne on Your World, Cavuto had undergone, and was recovering from, recent cardiac surgery.[citation needed]

Authored books[edit]

  • More Than Money. New York: HarperCollins. 2004. ISBN 0-06-009643-8.
  • Your Money or Your Life. New York: HarperCollins. 2005. ISBN 0-06-082617-7.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Horsburgh, Susan (September 9, 2002). "Breaking the News".
  2. ^ Cavuto, Neil (September 22, 2009). "Remember the Folks You Meet on the Way Up". Fox News.
  3. ^ Blau, Sybil (January 14, 2013). "From fish fryer to Fox News anchor". NewsTimes.
  4. ^ a b "Neil Cavuto". Fox Business. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  5. ^ CNBC Inaugural Broadcast - April 1989. YouTube.
  6. ^ "Neil Cavuto". Fox News. October 10, 2002. Retrieved August 7, 2011.
  7. ^ "Neil Cavuto's page at Amazon". Retrieved August 5, 2011.
  8. ^ Tornoe, Rob. "Fox News host Neil Cavuto blasts Trump for 4 straight minutes". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  9. ^ Tani, Maxwell (December 28, 2019). "The Year Neil Cavuto, Fox News' Affable Trump Skeptic, Got Angry". The Daily Beast. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  10. ^ "Fox's Cavuto: Trump Skeptic, Genial Workhorse". Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  11. ^ Rupar, Aaron (February 21, 2020). "Trump's Colorado rally featured an extended meltdown over 30 seconds of critical Fox News coverage". Vox. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  12. ^ Hyman, Vicki (November 13, 2008). "Voice of Reason". Inside Jersey. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  13. ^ Staab, Amanda. "Mendham: The Borough Tops Our List of NJ Towns; It’s not unusual for folks in Mendham Borough to lend their neighbors a hand. But more than the Morris County town’s strong sense of community makes it number one in New Jersey Monthly’s 2013 Top Towns survey.", New Jersey Monthly, August 15, 2013. Accessed November 10, 2020. "Borough residents are a blend of blue- and white-collar workers, including New York executives and public figures such as Fox News Channel TV anchor Neil Cavuto."
  14. ^ Horsburgh, Susan (September 9, 2002). "Breaking the News". People. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
  15. ^ U.S. News & World Report. 146. U.S. News Publishing Corporation. 2009. p. 41. Retrieved August 8, 2011.

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