Neil Cavuto has spent over two decades working Fox News or Fox Business Network. This week marks the fifth anniversary of his open-heart surgery, resulting from a “widowmaker” diagnosis. Cavuto recently spoke to The Wrap to reflect on his health battles.
Cavuto has had various health scares throughout his life, one being a Stage 4 cancer diagnosis and consequent remission came early in his adulthood, which occurred at the start of his broadcast career. Then there are the MS and heart condition diagnoses that would follow.
“When I started my career, I was selfish and egotistical. Now, I’m just egotistical,” Cavuto said. “You can step on people’s hands as you move up the ladder, and that was me. I think cancer told me, ‘Slow down. Quit stepping on hands. Don’t be a schmuck. Don’t be so enamored of yourself that you don’t think all of this can go in a moment, which it can.’ I think that has taught me some basic rules of life. Appreciate it and appreciate those around you. That’s the best I can do.”
Despite these diagnoses, Cavuto remains upbeat and sees his life “more good than bad,” and views it all as humbling. Nonetheless, the long-time anchor continues to have a heavy work schedule that seems him on 17 hours of live television across Fox Business and Fox News. Furthermore, he serves as the network’s senior vice president, anchor, and managing editor of business news.
Although he has a busy workload, his kids and wife keep him humble and remind him to take breaks and focus on family, which he maintains is the most crucial thing in his life.
“All these issues and political fights and extremes on the right and the left… All of that is so fleeting, and the one thing that binds us is our humanity. I think, at our core, we’re all decent human beings I and I think I try to harken to that,” Cavuto said.
“The illness — and even the heart issue five years ago — reinforces that life is so short. Is it is it worth it being an ass? I don’t think it is. I think that these things have made me who I am, for good or ill, but they’ve also made the try to be much more diligent at my job, to be fair to everyone, and to be decent to everyone.”
NBC News’ Joe Fryer Receives NLGJA’s Journalist of the Year
The award is presented by The Association of LGBTQ Journalists
NBC News Now morning anchor Joe Fryer has received a significant honor as he was named NLGJA’s Journalist of the Year.
The award is presented by The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, which honors “an LGBTQ journalist whose exceptional abilities, integrity, and distinctive work brought honor to the profession within the past year.”
“Humbled & honored to be named “Journalist of the Year” by the NLGJA — an organization that’s so important to the LGBTQ community. I share the award w/ my many colleagues at NBC NewsNow, TODAY show, & NBCNews who’ve helped me tell these stories,” Fryer tweeted.
Fryer joined NBC News in 2013 as a West Coast correspondent, following a stint as a special projects reporter for Seattle NBC affiliate KING. The NBC News anchor wasn’t the only network newser to win an NLGJA award.
CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas and the 48 Hours team won the Excellence in Network Television Award for the 48 Hours story The Life and Death of Nikki Kuhnhausen.
News Media Reacts to Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade
There was no shortage of news media reaction when the official overturning of Roe v. Wade came down, some celebrating it while others shared concern.
In a decision many already knew was coming following the leaked draft, the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 ruling, overturned Roe v. Wade, which is the landmark enactment that established the constitutional right to abortion.
Since 1973, women have been permitted abortions during the first two trimesters of pregnancy in the United States; however, now the decision on this matter will return to the states, with a good portion expected to outlaw or severely restrict abortion.
There was no shortage of news media reaction when the official ruling came down, some celebrating it while others shared concern for what’s to come a post-Roe v. Wade United States.
Fox News Reveals Slate of Independence Day Weekend Programming
The network said in a release that over the course of the holiday weekend, segments will air in major U.S. cities including Boston, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles.
Fox News will kick off Independence Day weekend with its “Proud American” series beginning Friday, July 1. The network said in a release that over the course of the holiday weekend, segments will air in major U.S. cities including Boston, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles.
“FOX & Friends Weekend” will broadcast from the United States Military Academy at West Point on Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd from 6-10 AM/ET. The show will highlight West Point’s iconic Independence Day celebrations, including patriotic music from the West Point band, as well as interviews with cadets.
FNC will broadcast a primetime special called “A West Point Independence Day Celebration” hosted by Army Veteran Hegseth, Rachel Campos-Duffy, and Will Cain. Military Veteran and FOX News contributor Johnny Joey Jones will also join the special coverage, interviewing Medal of Honor recipients, West Point personnel and families in the crowd.
On July 4, the network will air a live two-hour primetime special entitled, “FOX News Presents: An Independence Day Celebration.” The program will air from 8-10 PM/ET and will feature “Cross Country’s” Lawrence Jones, Johnny Joey Jones, “FOX & Friends FIRST’s” Carley Shimkus and “Outnumbered” co-host Kayleigh McEnany.
Fox News will air the iconic fireworks display from Washington D.C. FOX Nation will also carry 4th of July content featuring host Abby Hornacek from Boston Harborfest, where the city is marking the 246th Independence Day celebration.
FOX News Audio will also present special coverage of the holiday, featuring original programs to be offered across its syndicated stations and digital audio platforms.