Trish Regan

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Trish Regan
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Regan in 2017
Tricia Ann Regan

(1972-12-13) December 13, 1972 (age 45)
EducationColumbia University
OccupationTelevision host
Notable credit(s)
Host of Fox Business Network's The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan
Spouse(s)James A. Ben

Tricia Ann Regan, known professionally as Trish Regan, is an American television host and author. She hosts Trish Regan Primetime on the Fox Business Network. She is also a contributor on Fox News Channel. Regan was a TV host on Bloomberg Television from 2012–15, and a host at CNBC from 2007–12.

Early life[edit]

Regan was born in New Hampshire on December 13, 1972. She attended high school at Phillips Exeter Academy. She was Miss New Hampshire and represented her home state in the Miss America 1994 pageant.[1][2] 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 from Columbia with a B.A. in history in 2000.

Television career[edit]

CBS (2001-07)[edit]

Regan got her start in 2001 at CBS MarketWatch, then owned partially by CBS News, where she was a business correspondent reporting for the CBS Evening News through 2007.[3] She also contributed to Face the Nation[4] and 48 Hours.[5] 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.[6][7]

While working at CBS News, Regan was a correspondent for CBS "MarketWatch."[8] In 2002, she earned the Most Outstanding Young Broadcast Journalist Award from the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists for her work at CBS "MarketWatch."[citation needed]

CNBC (2007-12)[edit]

During her tenure at CNBC, Regan hosted a daily markets show and created documentary long-form programming for the network.

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.[citation needed]

Bloomberg Television (2012-15)[edit]

Prior to joining Fox, Regan was an anchor at Bloomberg Television where she hosted the daily global market show, "Street Smart with Trish Regan."[9]

Fox (2015-)[edit]

Regan joined Fox News and Fox Business Network in 2015, serving as anchor for The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan weekdays, then Trish Regan Primetime.

Denmark Controversy[edit]

In August 2018, Regan likened Denmark to Venezuela, and argued that "there's something rotten in Denmark". During the segment, Regan sought to demonstrate that the economic model in Denmark was infeasible.[10] She made a number of claims about Denmark, including: "everyone in Denmark is working for the government" and "no-one wants to work". The segment stirred controversy in Denmark and in the US with news outlets, politicians, experts and the Danish government noting that relative to the United States, Denmark is ranked higher on indicators of economic freedom, ease-of-doing-business, happiness, and has higher employment figures.[10][11][12] Regan also claimed "nobody graduates from school" because the government "pays" students to go to school; according to The Washington Post, while direct comparisons are difficult, less than 60% of US college students finish in six years, whereas in Denmark 79% of undergraduates finish their coursework. The paper noted that this includes American students who can't afford college in the United States.[13]

Regan clarified her remarks after critical remarks in US and Danish press, saying: "Just to be clear, I was never implying that conditions in Denmark were similar in any way to the current tragedy on the ground there in Venezuela". She added: "I was merely pointing out, using reports from The Atlantic, The Independent and other publications, that socialism is not the way." These sources have since rebutted her claim, stating that: "Our articles do not show that socialism does not definitively work".[14]

Personal life[edit]

Regan married investment banker James A. Ben in 2001.[citation needed] The couple has three children together.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Miss NH in Review". Miss New Hampshire. Archived from the original on December 14, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Plevin, Nancy (September 19, 1993). "Miss N.H. doesn't make it to finals". The Sunday Telegraph. Nashua, NH. Associated Press. p. B7. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  3. ^ "Trish Regan joins CNBC..." Inside Cable News. March 12, 2007. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  4. ^ "Face the Nation". CBS News. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  5. ^ "48 Hours". CBS News. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  6. ^ "National Emmy Award nomination". February 11, 2009. Archived from the original on December 2, 2007. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  7. ^ Imdb. "Trish Regan Awards". Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  8. ^ "MarketWatch". Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  9. ^ O'Shea, Chris (2011-12-19). "Trish Regan Joins Bloomberg TV". FishbowlNY. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  10. ^ a b "Fox Host's Attempt To Warn Of Perils Of Denmark's Socialism Backfires". HuffPost UK. 2018-08-13. Retrieved 2018-08-14.
  11. ^ "Faktatjek: Her er sandt og falsk i studieværts udsagn om Danmark". (in Danish). Retrieved 2018-08-14.
  12. ^ "Fox News Item Draws an Angry Reaction From the Danish Government".
  13. ^ Noack, Rick (August 14, 2018). "Fox compared 'socialist' Denmark to Venezuela, sparking a puzzled backlash from top officials". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  14. ^ Wienberg, Christian. "Terms of Service Violation". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 16 August 2018.

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