Brenda Buttner

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Brenda L. Buttner
Born(1961-05-22)May 22, 1961
DiedFebruary 20, 2017(2017-02-20) (aged 55)
Alma mater
Occupationfinancial journalist
Spouse(s)Tom Adkins (2005-div. 2010)
Children2 daughters

Brenda Buttner (May 22, 1961 – February 20, 2017) was a senior business correspondent and host of Bulls & Bears on Fox News Channel. She also frequently contributed to Your World with Neil Cavuto.

Buttner was born in Santa Cruz County, California. She graduated from Harvard University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in social studies. She then spent two years as a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford University, England, where she graduated with high honors and received a B.A. in politics and economics. After completing her studies at Oxford, Buttner moved to Reno, Nevada, where she began her television career at NBC affiliate KCRL-TV. She was a former feature editor of Cycle World magazine, an enthusiast motorcycle publication.[4]

Buttner hosted CNBC's The Money Club and served as a Washington correspondent from 1990 to 1993 and general correspondent from 1995 to 1998 for the cable outlet. In 2000, she joined Fox News where she would spend the rest of her career.

Buttner received numerous awards for her work, including a Cable Ace award in 1996 for best business programming (The Money Club)[5] and a National Clarion award in 1990 for best news story. In addition, many of her personal finance articles have been published in popular publications such as The New York Times and Ladies' Home Journal.

She was a resident of Ridgewood, New Jersey.[6] She died at age 55 on February 20, 2017, following a battle with cancer.[7][8]


  1. ^ "California Birth Index". Retrieved 2017-02-25. Brenda L Buttner was born on May 22, 1961 in Santa Cruz County, California.
  2. ^ Ni, Nan (June 1, 2008). "Brenda Buttner - A calculating daredevil, Buttner balanced inquisitive nature with caution". Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  3. ^ Bucher, Chris (February 21, 2017). "Tom Adkins, Brenda Buttner's Ex-Husband: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  4. ^ Buttner, Brenda. "Going Gonzo Revisited" p. 58, print edition, Cycle World magazine, December 2012. (Online article)
  5. ^ "'The Larry Sanders Show' Tops Winners at 1996 CableACE Awards". Associated Press. 16 November 1996. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  6. ^ Sherrill, Susan Leigh. "TV Dinners - (201) asks Bergen broadcasters: What's in your kitchens?" (201) magazine, November 2009.
  7. ^ "Cavuto: Remembering Brenda Buttner". Fox News Network. February 20, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-02-21. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  8. ^ Feldman, Kate (20 February 2017). "Brenda Buttner, Fox News host, dead at 55 after cancer battle". NY Daily News. Retrieved 21 February 2017.

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