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Lou Dobbs

Anchor and Managing Editor

CNN News


Lou Dobbs is the anchor and managing editor of CNN's Lou Dobbs Moneyline. A founding member of the network in 1980, as well as CNN's financial news division, Mr. Dobbs spent 19 years with CNN before leaving in 1999 to launch SPACE.com, the first multimedia company dedicated to space and space-related content. In 2001, he returned to his current position at CNN. Mr. Dobbs also anchors a financial news radio report, which is syndicated by United Stations Radio Networks, Inc., to 731 stations nationwide, and he has a monthly column in Money magazine. He became anchor of Moneyline the year he joined CNN and was instrumental in making Moneyline the most prestigious business news program in history. During his tenure at the network, Mr. Dobbs helped develop CNN financial news to the award-winning leader in television business journalism and oversaw the launch of CNNfn and CNNfn.com in December 1995. He managed the network as president of CNNfn and executive vice president of CNN until June 1999. Mr. Dobbs has won nearly every major award for television journalism. He received the George Foster Peabody Award for his coverage of the 1987 stock market crash. In 1990, he was given the Luminary Award by the Business Journalism Review for his "visionary work, which changed the landscape of business journalism in the 1980s." In 1999, Mr. Dobbs received the Horatio Alger Association Award for Distinguished Americans and, in 2000, the National Space Club Media Award. He was named Father of the Year by the National Father's Day Committee in 1993. Mr. Dobbs graduated from Harvard University with a degree in economics.