The world of finance is constantly changing. Last minute deals, trades, stock, there are loads of things to keep up with. This is why several TV networks have introduced financial recap programs. They do the hard work so that you don’t have to. Deirdre Bolton hosted a similar show on the Fox Network entitled, Risk and Reward. For the longest time, Bolton appeared on the FOX network breaking down financial happenings all over the world. From breaking down news to interviews with business personalities, Deirdre did them all. In this article, we take a closer look a Deirdre Bolton and her wiki-bio.
Deirdre Bolton was born on the 21st of September 1971, in Newton, Pennsylvania. Bolton spent much of her early life in Pennsylvania and attended the Council Rock High School in Bucks County. Done with her early years of schooling, Bolton attended the University of Iowa and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French literature in 1993. Bolton then enrolled for her Master’s at New York University and graduated there with a French Language and literature.
Deirdre began her professional career at the Societe Generale where she sold European-based equities to portfolio managers. After a couple of years, she took up a job at CDC North America. Having worked for banks during her early professional years, Deirdre wanted to try something new. Attracted by the prospect of TV, Deirdre began working for Bloomberg Television. During her time there, she worked for a TV series entitled Money Moves.
After enjoying a five-year stay at Bloomberg Television, Deidre left the TV network. It wasn’t hard for her to find a new job and was soon associated with the FOX network. She started working for a new show by the name of Risk and Rewards. In addition to working as a business correspondent for the FOX network, Deidre worked on Women and Money. The series focused on women entrepreneurs and helped to bring their struggles and success to light.
In 2016, Deirdre decided to take a break from her professional life. This led many fans to speculate that Deirdre had left the network. But that was far from the case. It was due to an injury she sustained in the summer of 2016 during a baseball game with her family. Neither Deirdre nor the FOX network reveal the extent of her absence but she promised to return. And nearly a year after she returned to Fox Business in 2017, but left the network three years later.
After Fox News
Deirdre Bolton joined ABC News as a business correspondent in April 2020 and became part of the news television shows such as “World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline” and “GMA-3.” At ABC News, she covered the global economic consequences of the pandemic, the land war in Europe, and the North Korea–United States Singapore Summit among other stories. In January 2023, Deidre left ABC News and joined Prosek Partners, a leading integrated communications and marketing firm. Her current position at Prosek is managing director.
Here is a quick overview of Deirdre Bolton’s career timeline;
1993: Graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in English and French literature.
1994-1999: Worked as an institutional equity saleswoman at CDC North America and Société Générale.
1999-2009: Worked as an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg Television, covering finance, economics, and business news.
2009-2014: Hosted Money Moves on Bloomberg Television, a show about alternative investments.
2014-2020: Joined Fox Business Network as the host of Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton, a show about innovation and entrepreneurship. Took a hiatus from 2016 to 2017 due to an injury.
2020-2023: Moved to ABC News as a correspondent, covering business and economic stories.
2023: Managing Director at Porsek Partners
Deirdre has an estimated net worth of $2 million. A significant part of her wealth comes from her career as a news anchor. Her current source of income is her full-time work as the managing director of Porsek Partners.
Deirdre Bolton is married to Douglas Bolton. The pair is blessed with two lovely children. As Deirdre likes to keep events of her personal life outside the media, there is very little information about her husband and children.
Deirdre Bolton has a slim body, brown eyes, and brown hair which she likes to dye blonde. She usually wears professional attire such as suits, blazers, dresses, and skirts in solid colors or subtle patterns. She also wears simple jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, and rings. She has a smiling and confident expression on her face.
Date of birth
September 21, 1971
Place of birth
Newtown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
5 ft 7 in (Approx 1.7 m)
University of Iowa (BA in English and French literature) , New York University (MA)
Journalist, News Anchor
$2 Million (estimated)
FABC News, Fox Business Network, Bloomberg Television, CDC North America, Société Générale
Risk & Reward, Women & Money, Money Moves, “World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline” and “GMA-3.”
Business and financial news, alternative investing
Notable events covered
Singapore summit between South Korea, U.S., and North Korea; Paris terror attacks
New York City
Illustration, Financial literacy
High school attended
Council Rock High School in Bucks County Pennsylvania
Year of graduation from high school
Year of graduation from college
Year of graduation from graduate school
Year of starting career in institutional equity sales
Year of joining Bloomberg Television
Year of leaving Bloomberg Television for Fox Business Network
Year of launching Risk & Reward on Fox Business Network
Year of injury that required long recovery period
Year of returning to Fox Business Network after injury recovery
Year of moving to ABC News from Fox Business Network