Cavuto in 2007
September 22, 1958 |
Westbury, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||St. Bonaventure University, American University|
|Occupation||TV anchor, Managing Editor and Senior Vice President for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel|
|Website||Your World at FOXNews.com|
Neil Patrick Cavuto (born September 22, 1958) is an American television anchor and commentator on the Fox Business Network, and the host of three television programs: Your World with Neil Cavuto and Cavuto on Business, both on the Fox News Channel, and Cavuto: Coast to Coast on sister channel Fox Business Network.
Cavuto also tapes a nightly wrap-up of business news which airs on local FOX affiliates during the late news and has a syndicated radio business news segment that airs on weekday afternoons. He is the senior vice president and managing editor of business news for the Fox Business Network, and oversees content and business coverage. He is the author of two books.
Cavuto was born in Westbury, New York, the son of Kathleen T. (Feeley), a United Nations staffer and homemaker, and Patrick "Pat" Cavuto, a can company sales executive. 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. His father was of Italian descent, while his mother was of Irish ancestry. He worked as a White House intern during U.S. president Jimmy Carter's 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.
Cavuto became the managing editor of business news and television anchor of Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News Channel in July 1996, later becoming a vice president of business news in March 2006. He serves all three positions concurrently. Your World is Fox's main business news program.
He has been awarded numerous times by his peers in the journalism industry, including recognition by the Wall Street Journal as the best interviewer in business news, best business television interviewer four consecutive years, and five nominations for Cable ACE awards. Cavuto was also awarded the 1980 Hellinger Award, the highest award for graduating journalism students from St. Bonaventure University. Cavuto has interviewed many high profile business, political and world leaders.
"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."
As reported June 22, 2016 by Charles Payne on Your World, Cavuto has undergone, and is recovering from, recent cardiac surgery.
- 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.
- Cavuto biography at FoxBusinessNetwork.com. Retrieved 2011-08-05.
- "Cavuto on Business" (short bio), Fox News.com, October 10, 2002. Accessed 2011-08-07.
- Neil Cavuto's page at amazon.com. Accessed 2011-08-05.
- Hyman, Vicki. "Voice of Reason", Inside Jersey, November 13, 2008. Accessed 2011-08-06.
- Horsburgh, Susan, "Breaking the News" People magazine, Sept. 9, 2002. Accessed 2011-08-08.
- Dixon, Jennifer, "Neil Cavuto Deals with MS" WebMD.com, March 1, 2007. Accessed 2011-08-08.
- U.S. News & World Report, Volume 146, Issues 1-6 (2009), p. 41. at googlebooks.com. Accessed 2011-08-08.
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