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Fox’s High Priest of Business Journalism

Fox News/Fox Business anchor Neil Cavuto talks with TVWeek about the state of business journalism today and a choice he made years ago, that could have changed everything:

NewsPro: I read that you initially planned to become a priest. Was that a serious goal, and how did you make the leap from that to business journalism? And are there any parallels in the careers?

Neil Cavuto: I know it sounds weird but it’s true. The biggest goal was maybe to be a priest teaching journalism. I did commit to doing that when I went off to college; I just didn’t have my heart in it, and then I met my wife. I still think a background and education in theology is very good; I think it gives you a different perspective. Encountering illness myself … I gleaned a deeper appreciation of not just the deeper vagaries of life, of learning that things come and go; it gave me a very big perspective on things. I’ve learned that history does repeat itself and we have been here, done that. I am grateful for all those experiences and background and I think it gives me a very unique perspective on life.

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