|Education||St. Bonaventure University (BA)|
American University (MA)
|Occupation||TV anchor, Managing Editor and Senior Vice President for Fox Business Network and Fox News|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Fulling (1983–present)|
Neil Patrick Cavuto (born September 22, 1958) is an American television news anchor, commentator, and business journalist for Fox News. He hosts three television programs: Your World with Neil Cavuto and Cavuto Live, both on Fox News, and Cavuto: Coast to Coast on sister channel Fox Business Network since January 20, 2018.
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, on Long Island, as the son of Kathleen T. (Feeley), a United Nations staffer and housewife, and Patrick "Pat" Cavuto, a can company sales executive. His father was of Italian descent, while his mother was of Irish ancestry. 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. 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 joined Fox News in July 1996, and became host and managing editor of Your World with Neil Cavuto when the network launched in October. He became a vice president of business news in March 2006. He serves all three positions concurrently. Your World is Fox's main business news program.
Before joining Fox, Cavuto was a principal anchor and reporter for CNBC. He co-anchored CNBC's initial broadcast on April 17, 1989. Cavuto hosted Power Lunch on CNBC and contributed to NBC's Today. He worked with the Public Broadcasting Service for 15 years reporting for The Nightly Business Report. He was also a New York City bureau chief.
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.
Cavuto experiences health problems, saying:
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.
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