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Brenda Buttner passes away after battling cancer

21 February 2017 Entertainment News


Fourth Estate Staff

Santa Cruz, CA, United States (4E) – Brenda Buttner , one of the longtime hosts of Fox News’ “Bulls & Bears,” passed away on Monday after battling cancer for years.

Buttner was only 55 years old. Buttner , originally from New Jersey, graduated from Harvard University in 1983 and spent two years as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. She first became part of NBC in Reno, Nevada before she hosted CNBC’s “The Money Club.” She joined Fox in 2000 and served as a senior business correspondent for the network.

A friend of Buttner , Fox News host Neil Cavuto , honored her on air on Monday. He said, “In her sickest moments, battling an unrelenting cancer, there was Brenda, cheering you on. Business journalism is never going to be the same. I just don’t know, now that she’s gone, whether we’ll ever be.”

Another part of Fox News, commentator Tobin Smith, took to Facebook to talk about Buttner . Smith said he told Buttner before he would love to spread her ashes outside her favorite pub. Smith also said his role in Buttner’s life in the past years was to make her laugh. He also called Buttner the type of friend you could not speak with for months but when you reunite it is as if they left off from yesterday.

Former CNBC anchor Ted David said Buttner was fiercely smart but equally upbeat and full of fun.

Eric Bolling , another co-worker on Fox News, took to Twitter to tweet his condolences on Monday. Bolling said, “Our colleague and my friend Brenda Buttner passed today. She fought cancer heroically. RIP Brenda. We will miss you.”

Buttner is survived by her two daughters.

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