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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. She was also contributed to an American news and business television program called Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News Channel.

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 ethnicity.

Brenda received her education from the Harvard University and graduated in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in social studies. Brenda Buttner went on to spend two years in Rhodes Scholar located at Balliol College, Oxford University, England. She went on to graduate from Rhodes with high honors and received a B.A. in politics and economics.

Brenda Buttner finished her studies at Oxford and then 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. 

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 married in 2005.

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. Brenda Buttner had a deep affection with bikes

Buttner 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 best news story in 1990. Many of Buttner’s articles have been published in The New York Times and Ladies' Home Journal.

Net Worth and Salary

Buttner had earned 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.


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.

  • Last modified : 07 November, 2017
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