Trish Regan is an American TV journalist, anchor, and author. She is best known for hosting the shows ‘Trish Regan Primetime’ and ‘The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan’ on ‘Fox News Channel.’ During her school and college days, Regan did not have any intention of becoming a journalist or TV anchor. She was interested in music and dreamed of being an opera singer. She was trained in music at several reputed institutes. Regan started her career by working for a hedge fund. Later, she was offered a position with ‘CBS MarketWatch.’ She worked as a business correspondent for the show ‘CBS Evening News.’ Later, Regan moved to ‘CNBC,’ where she hosted a daily market show and also created documentaries. She won the ‘Emmy Award’ for the ‘Best Documentary’ during her tenure with ‘CNBC.’ Regan worked with ‘Bloomberg Television’ for a brief period. Regan currently works for ‘Fox News Channel’ and is part of some popular shows. She is also a business correspondent for the channel. Regan has won several awards and honors for her honest reporting. She has also faced stark criticism for her controversial remarks on various political issues.
Childhood & Early Life
Trish Regan was born Tricia Ann Regan, on December 13, 1972. She was born in New Hampshire. Her mother was a freelance feature writer and worked for newspapers such as the ‘Daily Telegraph’ and ‘Boston Globe.’ Not much is known about her parents or siblings.
Regan attended the ‘Phillips Exeter Academy.’ She was crowned ‘Miss New Hampshire’ and represented her home state in the ‘Miss America 1994’ beauty pageant. Regan was interested in music. She learned voice and opera at the ‘New England Conservatory of Music’ in Boston. She also attended the ‘American Institute of Musical Studies’ in Austria. In 2000, Regan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from ‘Columbia University.’
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While Regan was studying at ‘Columbia University,’ she worked at the emerging markets desk at a hedge fund. Later, she worked for the investment firm ‘Goldman Sachs.’ She specialized in the analysis of economic and political dangers of Latin American countries. During her senior year at the university, Regan interned with ‘NBC News.’ She loved the job and found it to be her true calling in life.
In 2001, Regan started her journalism career with ‘CBS MarketWatch,’ which was partially owned by ‘CBS News.’ She worked as a business correspondent for the news program ‘CBS Evening News.’ She worked on the show till 2007. She was also a contributor for the shows ‘Face the Nation’ and ‘48 Hours.’ In 2002, Regan received the ‘Most Outstanding Young Broadcast Journalist Award’ from the ‘Northern California Society of Professional Journalists.’ In 2007, Regan earned an ‘Emmy Award’ nomination for her work on the connections between the tri-border regions of South America and Islamic terrorist groups.
In 2007, Regan left ‘CBS’ and joined ‘CNBC.’ At ‘CNBC,’ she hosted daily markets shows and created documentaries. In 2009, Regan got an ‘Emmy Award’ nomination for the ‘Best Documentary’ for her ‘CNBC’ special ‘Marijuana Inc: Inside America’s Pot Industry.’ Her documentary ‘Against the Tide: The Battle for New Orleans’ was nominated for the ‘Gerald Loeb Award.’
In 2012, Regan joined ‘Bloomberg Television,’ where she hosted a daily show about global markets, ‘Street Smart with Trish Regan.’ She anchored the show for 3 years, from 2012 to 2015. She also served as the channel’s lead anchor for the coverage of presidential campaign in 2012. In 2015, she quit ‘Bloomberg’ and joined the ‘Fox Business Network.’ She has been working with the network ever since. Regan hosts the show ‘Trish Regan Primetime.’ It is telecast every weeknight at 8 pm. The show discusses the leading events of the day and their economic impact on the country. It is one of the best-rated shows on the ‘Fox Business Network.’
Regan hosts the show ‘The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan’ for the ‘Fox Business Network.’ She has traveled extensively for work. She has been to countries such as Colombia and Paraguay, too. She has covered news on various issues, such as drug trafficking, terrorism, and human trafficking. In 2015, Regan and Sandra Smith created history and became the first female duo to moderate a debate for the US presidential elections.
In 2006, the ‘Houston Chronicle’ named Regan as “one of the ten women in broadcast news to watch.” They applauded her exceptional reporting skills. In 2013, she was honored by ‘Business Insider’ as their readers’ favorite female financial news anchor.
Regan has been in the news for some controversial statements, too. In 2018, she commented on the economic condition in Denmark and likened it to the situation in Venezuela. She wrote, “There is something rotten in Denmark.” Following this, she faced severe criticism from the US and Denmark. Regan clarified later that it was not meant to be a derogatory statement.
She wrote the book ‘Joint Ventures: Inside America's Almost Legal Marijuana Industry.’
Family & Personal Life
Trish Regan got married to James A Ben, an investment banker, in 2001. The couple has twin daughters named Alexandria and Elizabeth and a son named Jamie. Regan is active on various social-media platforms.