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Brenda Buttner Biography

Brenda Buttner
  • Age: 56 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
  • Name: Brenda Buttner
  • Nationality: Ameriacn
  • Birth Place/City: Santa Cruz, California
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Correspondent
  • Working For: FOX News, FOX Business,
  • Net Worth: $ 3 million
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Weight in KG: N/A
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Tom Adkins (m. 2006)
  • Divorce: Tom Adkins (m. 2010)
  • Education: Harvard University, University of Oxford
  • TV Show: The Money Club
  • Died: February 20, 2017
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Brenda Buttner was a well-known American business correspondent. She had hosted Bulls and Bears on Fox News Channel from (2002-16). She left the network to diagnose cancer but she couldn’t get success and died on February 17, 2017. 

She was also contributed to an American news and business television program called Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News Channel. Buttner was also worked for other channels like NBC, CNBC and The New York Times. 

Early Life and Education

Brenda Buttner was born on May 22, 1961, in Santa Cruz County, California, U.S. She spent most of her childhood days in California with her parents and siblings. Brenda Buttner was of American nationality and White-American ethnicity.

Brenda completed her education from the Harvard University and graduated in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in social studies. Brenda Buttner also attended at Balliol College, Oxford University, England. She graduated from Rhodes Scholar with high honors and received a B.A. in politics and economics.


After finishing her studies at Oxford, she planned to begin her television career that she was highly anticipated in. Buttner thus moved to Reno, Nevada, where she began her television career at NBC affiliate KCRL-TV.

Brenda performed really well while she was on NBC and was often appreciated for her work. Buttner then worked as a feature editor of Cycle World magazine which is an enthusiast motorcycle publication. 

Buttner began hosting CNBC’s The Money Club and served as a Washington correspondent from 1990 to 1993 and later went on to serve as a general correspondent from 1995 to 1998 for the cable outlet.

Brenda then moved on to work for Fox News Channel. She worked as a senior business correspondent and the host of Bulls & Bears on Fox News Channel before she started her battle against cancer. Her work has been and will always be appreciated by all her audience and her colleagues. 

Net Worth and Salary

Buttner had a huge amount of salary working at Fox News Channel and as a business correspondent as well. Her net worth was estimated to be around $3 million. 

Personal Life 

Brenda Buttner was mostly focused on her work and had little time for a calm date. Buttner met her ex-husband Tom Adkins in 2005 and they fell in love eventually. They were married from 2005-10. 

Adkins is a well-known American political pundit, political writer, and real estate, investor. Buttner and Adkins split up and had a divorce in 2010. Brenda had two children named Rebecca and Rachel.

Buttner who was an avid motorcycle aficionado once rode her bike cross-country and also received the distinction of becoming the first female editor of a motorcycle magazine, Cycle World which is a great accomplishment in itself. Here is the short video about her facts, you shouldn't miss it. 

Buttner has established herself as a great business correspondent and has garnered plentiful awards for her work which includes a Cable Ace award in 1996 for best business programming and also a National Clarion Award for the best news story in 1990. Many of Buttner’s articles have been published in The New York Times and Ladies' Home Journal.


Buttner passed away on February 20, 2017. Her colleagues like Eric Bolling and Dagen McDowell paid tribute to their deceased friend on their Tweets. With her death, the whole business journalism fraternity has lost a gem and her absence will take ages to be compensated. May her soul rest in peace.

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