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Overview (2)

Born in San Francisco, California, USA
Died in Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA  (cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

Brenda Buttner was born on May 23, 1961 in San Francisco, California, USA. She was married to Tom Adkins. She died on February 20, 2017 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA.

Spouse (1)

Tom Adkins (24 January 2006 - 2010) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (12)

Mother of Rebecca Adkins and Rachel Adkins.
Named senior business correspondent on the Fox News Channel in 2000.
Came to the Fox News Channel from CNBC.
Graduated from Harvard University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in social studies. Spent two years as a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford University, England, where she graduated with high honors and received a B.A. in politics and economics. After completing her studies at Oxford, she moved to Reno, NV, where she began her television career at NBC affiliate KCRL-TV.
Before moving to Fox News, served as a Washington correspondent from 1990-93 and general correspondent from 1995-98 for CNBC.
Has received numerous awards for her work, including a Cable Ace Award in 1996 for best business programming and a National Clarion award in 1990 for 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.
Married to FNC business contributor Tom Adkins, RE/MAX agent and founder of CommonConservative.com.
Is a motorcycle aficionado. Rode her bike cross-country and also earned the distinction of becoming the first female editor of a motorcycle magazine, Cycle World.
Has two dogs: Cissy and Buddy.
Grew up in Watsonville, CA.
Sister of Phil Buttner.
She is of Portugese and Irish descent.

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