Tricia Ann Regan Ben, known professionally as Trish Regan , is an American television host, investigative journalist and author. She currently hosts The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan on the Fox Business Network daily. She is also a frequent contributor to other Fox News Channel Shows, including The O'Reilly Factor and Special Report and serves as a substitute anchor on some of the primetime shows. She was the host of Street Smart with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television during the close of U.S. trading from 3–5pm EST and is a featured columnist in USA Today. Previously, as an anchor at CNBC, she hosted a daily markets show and provided economic analysis and reporting for the NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC and The Chris Matthews Show. During her tenure at CNBC, she was the creator and host of CNBC's two most highly rated documentaries in the network's history, which still air in primetime on the network.
Regan was born in Hampton, New Hampshire on December 13, 1973)She attended high school and graduated with honors at Phillips Exeter Academy. During her time in high school, Regan was awarded first place in the Harvard Musical Association's competition. She was Miss New Hampshire and represented her home state in the Miss America 1994 pageant. Regan went on to study voice in Graz, Austria, and at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston before enrolling at Columbia University. She graduated cum laude from Columbia with a bachelor's degree in U.S. history in 2000.
Regan joined Fox News and Fox Business Network in 2015 as an anchor. While at Fox, Regan made history, becoming the first all-women panel to moderate a Presidential debate. She also anchored all of Fox Business Network's coverage of the Republican and Democrat Conventions and participated in the coverage of every Presidential debate.
Prior to Fox, Regan was an anchor at Bloomberg Television where she hosted the daily global market show, "Street Smart with Trish Regan."
During her tenure at CNBC, Regan hosted a daily markets show and created documentary long-form programming for the network. Her in-depth special on the underground marijuana industry, "Marijuana Inc: Inside America’s Pot Industry," is the most watched special in CNBC's history. According to networks advertisements for her follow-up documentary, in its first few months of airing, thirty-eight million people viewed her first special which resulted in the most watched CNBC original program ever produced to date. Regan was nominated for a Best Documentary Emmy Award while also earning a Gerald Loeb nomination for her documentary work on "Against the Tide: The Battle for New Orleans" – an investigative piece on the New Orleans levee system, after Hurricane Katrina. Regan covered a series of global economic stories for CNBC and NBC News including the U.S. banking panic of 2007-2008 and the subsequent recession of 2009. In 2010, from Portugal, she reported extensively on the European sovereign-debt crisis while also at the G8 summit in Germany she focused on U.S.–Russia relations. She has also reported on Brazil's economic boom and challenges, the potential advantages of the Canadian sub-Arctic oil sands and traveled to Bogotá, Colombia where she interviewed President Álvaro Uribe while reporting from the city of Medellín for a look at emerging market investing. For CNBC, Regan also reported on the link between piracy and terrorist organizations from Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, a region in South America known as the Tri-Border, which is considered one of the most dangerous in world. Regan formally departed CNBC in March 2011.
Regan began her career as an Emerging Debt Market analyst at Goldman Sachs before turning to journalism. Her network reporting career started at CBS News where she was a correspondent reporting for the CBS Evening News. She also contributed to Face the Nation and 48 Hours. Regan's focus at CBS was information relating to the United States economy. She reported on economic policy issues regarding healthcare insurance, privatizing social security, and government pensions. Regan also reported extensively on Latin America's political and economic affairs including a series on terrorist fundraising in South America, as a continent. Her work on the terror connection between the Tri-Border region of South America and Islamic terrorist groups earned her an Emmy nomination for Investigative Reporting in 2007. Additionally, Regan covered prominent national events including the Enron scandal, the 2006 mid-term Congressional elections, the 2006 State of the Union Address, and the three major hurricanes to hit the United States in 2005: Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
While working at CBS News, Regan was a correspondent for "MarketWatch." In 2002, she earned the Most Outstanding Young Broadcast Journalist Under 30 Award from the Northern California Society of Professional Journalistswork for her work at CBS "MarketWatch."
Regan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent and non-partisan member organization composed of journalists and public figures. In December 2013, the readers of Business Insider declared Regan their favorite female financial news anchor.
Regan married investment banker James A. Ben in 2001. They have three children - Elizabeth, Alexandra and Jamie.
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