Brenda Buttner

Inside Biography

Brenda Buttner was a well-known American business correspondent. She hosted Bulls and Bears on Fox News Channel from 2002-2016.

Buttner died on February 17, 2017, following a battle with cancer. She also contributed to an American news and business television program called Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News Channel.

Buttner also worked for other channels like NBC, CNBC, and The New York Times. 

Early Life

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

Brenda Buttner was of American nationality and belonged to White-American ethnicity.

Education of Brenda Buttner 

Buttner completed her education at Harvard University and graduated in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in social studies.

Brenda Buttner attended Balliol College, Oxford University, England. She graduated as Rhodes Scholar with high honors and received a B.A. in politics and economics.

Brenda Buttner's Career

After finishing her studies at Oxford, she planned to begin her television career which she highly anticipated. 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. 

Began hosting CNBC’s

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-Salary

Brenda Buttner's net worth was estimated to be around $3 million. She had earned a huge amount of salary working for Fox News Channel and as a business correspondent as well. 

Buttner received numerous awards for her work, including a Cable Ace award in 1996 for best business programming (The Money Club) and a National Clarion award in 1990 for the best news story. In addition, many of her personal finance articles have been published in popular publications such as The New York Times and Ladies' Home Journal.

Brenda Buttner's 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.

Won Cable Ace award in 1996 

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 of her facts, you shouldn't miss it. 

Buttner has established herself as a great business correspondent and has garnered plentiful awards for her work including 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 pa s sed away on February 20, 2017, at the age of 55 following a battle with cancer. Her colleagues Eric Bolling and Dagen McDowell paid tribute to their deceased friend in 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.

Quick Facts

  • Brenda Buttner was of  Portuguese and Irish descent.
  • She is the sister of Phil Buttner.
  • Height: She was 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m) tall.
  • Weight: Her body weight was 54 Kg.
  • Body Measurements: She uses to have a curved-shaped body with measurements of 35-24-36 inches. 

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by sanjeet, 25 Aug, 2022

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