Stuart Varney

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Stuart Varney
Born (1948-07-07) 7 July 1948 (age 68)[1]
Derbyshire, England[2]
Nationality British-American
Alma mater London School of Economics
Occupation Journalist

Stuart Varney (born July 7, 1948 in Derby, Derbyshire, England) is a British-American economic journalist who works for the Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network. Varney joined Fox News in January 2004 as a business contributor on many shows, such as Your World with Neil Cavuto. He also serves as guest host for Your World.


After secondary school, Varney spent a year working in Nairobi, Kenya, before graduating from the London School of Economics.[2] After working as a reporter for Radio Hong Kong, he began his broadcast journalism career at KEMO-TV (now KOFY-TV) in San Francisco.[3] He was then recruited to join the Manhattan bureau of the newly formed 24-hour news network CNN, which launched on June 1, 1980. He hosted the CNN shows Business Day, Business Asia,[2][3] and Moneyline with Willow Bay. In 2001, he left CNN to host CNBC's "Wall Street Journal Editorial Board with Stuart Varney."[2]

He joined the Fox News Channel's business team in January 2004, and joined Fox Business Network as an anchor when the network launched in October 2007.[2]

Fox Business Network[edit]

Varney currently co-hosts Varney & Co. on the Fox Business Network, which airs from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. every weekday. The show is also co-hosted by Liz MacDonald and Ashley Webster. He is also a regular panel member on the Fox Business analysis and stock trade investment program Cashin' In.

Varney also serves as a business contributor and substitute host for FOX News Channel's (FNC) "Your World with Neil Cavuto." Since joining FNC's business team in 2004, Varney has contributed to the network's weekday and weekend business programming including: "Your World with Neil Cavuto," "Bulls & Bears," "Cavuto on Business" and "Cashin' In."

Prior to joining FNC, Varney served as the host of CNBC's "Wall Street Journal Editorial Board with Stuart Varney." Before that, he was a co-anchor of CNN's "Moneyline News Hour." Varney helped launch CNN's business news team in 1980 and hosted many of their financial programs including, "Your Money," "Business Day" and "Business Asia." His reporting and analysis of the stock market crash of 1987 helped earn CNN a Peabody Award for excellence in journalism.

On the July 19, 2011 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto, Varney attacked America's impoverished, citing a controversial[4][5][6] Heritage Foundation report[7] on how the ownership of household appliances demonstrates how well-off America's poor really are. Varney concluded by saying, "The image we have of poor people as starving and living in squalor really is not accurate. Many of them have things; what they lack is the richness of spirit. That's my opinion."

In 2013 Varney generated controversy for his commentary on Pope Francis, who had criticized the wealth gap and denounced unfettered capitalism as a system which "rules rather than serves."[8][9] Varney stated, "I go to church to save my soul. It’s got nothing to do with my vote. Pope Francis has linked the two. He has offered direct criticism of a specific political system. He has characterized, negatively, that system. I think he wants to influence my politics."[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Varney has lived in the United States since 1974. He lives in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey with his wife Deborah and their six children.[2]

On October 29, 2014, the New York Post reported that Varney was served with a divorce complaint by his wife of 21 years. The complaint alleges Varney conducted a nine-year affair with a woman from Orlando, Florida.[12]

In November 2015, Varney became an American citizen.[13]

Varney is an Episcopalian.


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