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.

Early life and education

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 the Carter 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.


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 ''Nightly Business Report''. He was also a New York City bureau chief. 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 FOX Business News in March 2006. He serves all three positions concurrently. ''Your World'' is Fox's main business news program. He has five nominations for Cable ACE awards. He is the author of ''More Than Money'' and ''Your Money or Your Life''. Both books were ''New York Times'' best sellers. A frequent critic of President Donald Trump, Cavuto has been labeled a "Trump skeptic" by NPR and ''The Daily Beast''. In February 2020, Trump dedicated 20 minutes of a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado to attacking Cavuto.

Personal life

Cavuto and his wife, Mary Fulling, whom he married on October 15, 1983, have three children: Tara, Bradley and Jeremy. They reside in Mendham Borough, New Jersey. 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 on June 22, 2016 by Charles Payne on ''Your World'', Cavuto had undergone, and was recovering from, recent cardiac surgery.

Authored books

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See also

* New Yorkers in journalism


External links

Neil Cavuto's Bio on FoxBusiness.com

– Cavuto on his first book. 2004-08-31
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