Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto delivered a moving and emotional tribute to his former colleague, Brenda Buttner, who passed away after a battle with cancer.
“No bravado. Just brave,” Cavuto said on “Your World” Monday, praising Buttner, who hosted Fox News Channel’s “Bulls and Bears.”
The 55-year-old financial reporter, who was based in New York, came to Fox in 2000, after hosting CNBC’s “The Money Club” and serving as the network’s Washington correspondent.
Buttner graduated from Harvard University in 1983 and graduated with high honors in politics and economics after becoming a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.
“She took stock of life much more than any stock in life,” Cavuto said in his heartfelt salute. “It’s what separated her from everyone else in this business. Not just dollars, you see, Brenda had depth.”
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Cavuto honored Buttner’s ability to cheer others on while she personally, and quietly, battled the “unrelenting cancer” that ultimately claimed her life.
“Let it be known that Brenda Buttner made us want to watch a business show with heart. Her heart, her spirit,” he said. “She democratized dollars and just made sense.”
A video montage offering a glimpse of Buttner’s long career at Fox left Cavuto fighting back tears.
“When is the last time, the last time you laughed at a business show?” he said.
“Business journalism is never going to be the same. I just don’t know, now that she’s gone, whether we’ll ever be. Brenda Buttner, gone way too soon at 55.”
Seeing Neil @TeamCavuto cry about Brenda Buttner touched my heart. ? Much respect to him.
— WHITE GIRL (@CLK54321) February 20, 2017
What a lovely tribute to Brenda Buttner. Even Cavuto is crying…
— Soft Coup Lizzy (@StarChamberMaid) February 20, 2017
Condolences and memories were shared on social media by many who knew Buttner.
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Brenda Buttner RIP
— James Rosen (@JamesRosenFNC) February 20, 2017
Goodbye to Brenda Buttner, one of the sweetest and smartest people I had the pleasure to know at Fox. Rest In Peace, my wonderful friend.
— Julie Roginsky (@julieroginsky) February 20, 2017
An incredible honor to work with Brenda Buttner for over a decade. Loved Brenda. Despite a battle with cancer-she never lost her spirit. RIP pic.twitter.com/l78MUx0kxG
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) February 20, 2017
Sad news to report… our colleague and my friend Brenda Buttner passed today. She fought cancer heroically. RIP Brenda. We will miss you.
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) February 20, 2017
— Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) February 20, 2017
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) February 20, 2017
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) February 21, 2017
Oh no! Lovely woman. May she RIP ? https://t.co/3IatLx8mMl
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) February 20, 2017
Godspeed Brenda. Words fail to capture all the reasons we love, admire + treasure you so deeply. Heartbroken.
— Dagen McDowell (@dagenmcdowell) February 20, 2017
— Scottie Nell Hughes (@scottienhughes) February 20, 2017
We will all miss Brenda…. https://t.co/7GOGFn0Jiw
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) February 20, 2017
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