Brenda Buttner, Fox News Host, Dies at 55

Neil Cavuto delivers on-air tribute to “Bulls and Bears” host on Monday

Fox News host Brenda Buttner has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55.

Neil Cavuto announced Buttner’s passing on his show “Your World” on Monday, delivering an on-air tribute to his friend and colleague.

“She took stock of life much more than any stock in life,” Cavuto said. “It’s what separated her from everyone else in this business. Not just dollars, you see, Brenda had depth.

“Let it be known that Brenda Buttner made us want to watch a business show with heart. Her heart, her spirit,” he continued. “She democratized dollars and just made sense.”

Buttner served as senior business correspondent and host of “Bulls and Bears” for the Fox News Channel, which she joined in 2000. She previously had served as White House correspondent and host of “The Money Club” at CNBC.

She won the Cable Ace Award for Best Business Programming in 1996 and the National Clarion Award for Best News Story in 1990, and has previously written for publications including The New York Times and Ladies Home Journal.

“Business journalism is never going to be the same. I just don’t know, now that she’s gone, whether we’ll ever be,” Cavuto said. “Brenda Buttner, gone way too soon at 55.”

Watch Cavuto’s full tribute below.