Lou Dobbs Biography

Lou Dobbs is the anchor and managing editor of CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight and a founding member of the network in 1980, as well as CNN's financial news division. Additionally, Dobbs anchors a nationally-syndicated financial news radio report. He writes a monthly column for Money magazine, a weekly syndicated column for the Sunday issue of the New York Daily News, is a contributing editor for U.S. News and World Report and also manages and edits his own financial newsletter, the Lou Dobbs Money Letter.

Dobbs has won nearly every major award for television journalism. He received the George Foster Peabody Award for his coverage of the 1987 stock market crash. In 1990, he was given the Luminary Award by the Business Journalism Review for his "visionary work, which changed the landscape of business journalism in the 1980s." In 1999, he received the Horatio Alger Association Award for Distinguished Americans and Dobbs was named "Father of the Year" by the National Father's Day Committee in 1993.

He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in economics. Dobbs serves on the boards of the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation, the Horatio Alger Association, the National Space Foundation and SPACE Holdings, Inc., in which he owns a minority stake, as he does in Integrity Bank. He is also a member of the Planetary Society, the Overseas Press Club, the American Economic Association and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

June 2003

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