Fox News Channel has suffered a great loss as they’ve just confirmed that one of their young female show hosts has died.
Brenda Buttner was a 55-year-old mother of two girls and beloved host of Bulls and Bears for the news network. She was deeply loved and respected by her colleagues at Fox who are saddened today that the “warm, welcoming, open-minded, and bright” host has lost her battle with cancer after being diagnosed with it this year.
Fox News confirms her passing and Buttner’s colleague, Neil Cavuto, dedicated a portion of his show, Your World, to giving tribute to this incredible journalist who will be greatly missed by everyone at Fox and in the industry.
“She took stock of life much more than any stock in life. It’s what separated her from everyone else in this business. Not just dollars, you see, Brenda had depth,” Cavuto said in his heartfelt tribute. “Let it be known that Brenda Buttner made us want to watch a business show with heart. Her heart, her spirit. She democratized dollars and just made sense.”
Butner was gone too soon at the age of 55, after having worked her way up in a competitive industry and being regarded as one of the best in business journalism. PEOPLE reports that after having graduated with honors from Harvard University with a B.A. in social studies, “she went on to become a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where she graduated with high honors in politics and economics.”
In a time when good journalism is compromised, Buttner was a credit to her industry who kept it real and honest. Her voice will be missed at Fox News and on all of our television sets. God bless her children who she leaves behind who now have to navigate life without their mother.