Dagen McDowell | Biography 2021
Mary Dagen McDowell feels blessed to be born in Brookneal, a small southern town. In Southside Virginia, her father was a small businessman. She grew up as a child of a small wholesale grocery business owner
Dagen McDowell is an American anchor on Fox Business Network and a business correspondent for Fox News Channel.
Who is Dagen McDowell?
After graduating in Art History from Wake Forest University, Dagen McDowell worked as a financial journalist with the newsletter division of the Institutional Investor magazine. She had also worked for SmartMoney magazine and SmartMoney.com before commencing her career as a TV personality. She joined Fox Business Network in September 2007 as an anchor. Previously, she was acting as a business correspondent for Fox News channel (since 2003). In the role, she made regular appearances on Your World with Neil Cavuto. She also served as the host of the American market and business analysis show Bull and Bears. She also used to write a personal column called ‘Dear Dagen’ for the website TheStreet.com.
At Fox Business Network, McDowell makes daily appearances on FBN’s Morning with Maria. She now makes regular appearances on the Fox News Channel programs such as Outnumbered, The Five, and CAVUTO Live.
Early life and Education
Born on 7 January 1969 in Virginia, Mary Dagen McDowell feels blessed to be born in Brookneal, a small southern town.
In Southside Virginia, her father was a small businessman. She grew up as a child of a small wholesale grocery business owner. “What’s the campaign slogan for Democrats now they turned their backs on small-business owners, blocking the extra $250 billion needed to reload Paycheck Protection Program? GO TO HELL? EAT DIRT? KICK ROCKS?” she tweeted on April 2020. “As the child of two small-business owners, I grew up knowing that politicians do not give a flying damn about you. They’ll hack up the usual tripe about how important you are but then do everything in their power to crush you: Regulations, taxes, handouts for BIG companies,” she wrote on Twitter in 2016,” she wrote in a subsequent Twitter reply.
McDowell regards that his experiences growing up in Brookneal have provided him a solid base. “It gives you a firm foundation forever. Looking back, that’s one of the things I cherish the most,” McDowell said in a phone interview.
McDowell completed her elementary and middle school in Brookneal and later got her high school degree in Richmond. She then graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor’s degree in Art History.
Following her Bachelor’s degree, she went on a job hunt in Colorado. She did a series of odd jobs, and two years later, she moved to New York to have a stable career.
At New York, McDowell joined the Institutional Investor magazine as an international financial journalist. Though her job was not related to her college degree, she was chosen after passing the reporting test. As a person new to the field, McDowell managed to cope up with the work.
“I haven’t always had the perfect resume. If you step up and work hard and do a good job, I’ve always been able to move up that way,” McDowell states.
From a financial journalist, McDowell’s career in broadcasting began at Fox. She appeared as a guest business correspondent on the regular episodes on Fox’s Your World With Neil Cavuto in 2003 before being given a full-time job. She then hosted a business analysis program, Bull and Bears. Before joining the Fox Business team as an anchor.
In August 2018, Mcdowell went viral after statements she made on the show Outnumbered about President Donald Trump and the ongoing Mueller investigation—she stated that it was a poor idea for Trump to work with Mueller during a routine assault on him and his investigation into election tampering.
McDowell married Jonas Max Ferris, a professional economist, financial analyst, and investment advisor, in 2005. Ferris is the founder of Maxfunds. He has written financial advice and investment columns for the New York Post, Foxnews.com, and Fox Business News, among others. He has also been featured on Bulls and Bears, Your World with Neil Cavuto, and Cavuto on Business.
The couple had met when they were chosen for a show on mutual funds to address each other’s claims on the show Cashin’ in 2006. Before her marriage to Jonas, she was married to another man, from whom she later divorced.
McDowell married Jonas Max Ferris, a professional economist, financial analyst, and investment advisor, in 2005. Ferris is the founder of Maxfunds. He has written financial advice and investment columns for the likes of New York Post, Foxnews.com, and Fox Business News. He has also been featured on Bulls and Bears, Your World with Neil Cavuto, and Cavuto on Business.
The couple had met when they were chosen for a show about mutual funds to address each other’s claims on the show Cashin’ in 2006. Prior to her marriage to Jonas, she was married to another man, from whom she later divorced.
Did You Know?
- McDowell is vegan.
- She lost her mom to cancer.
- According to Celebritynetworth, McDowell's estimated net worth is $5 million.
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