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Lou Dobbs Biography

Lou Dobbs, anchor and managing editor of CNN's LOU DOBBS TONIGHT, talks to Bill Moyers about outsourcing and his just published book, EXPORTING AMERICA: WHY CORPORATE GREED IS SHIPPING AMERICAN JOBS OVERSEAS.

Lou Dobbs

Lou Dobbs is the anchor and managing editor of CNN's LOU DOBBS TONIGHT and a founding member of the network in 1980, as well as CNN’s financial news division. Additionally, Dobbs anchors a nationally-syndicated financial news radio report. He writes a monthly column for MONEY magazine, a weekly syndicated column published in newspapers across the country, is a contributing editor for U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT and also manages and edits his own financial newsletter, the LOU DOBBS MONEY LETTER.

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, he received the Horatio Alger Association Award for Distinguished Americans and Dobbs was named “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Committee in 1993.

He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in economics. Dobbs serves on the boards of the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation, the Horatio Alger Association, the National Space Foundation and SPACE Holdings, Inc., in which he owns a minority stake, as he does in Integrity Bank. He is also a member of the Planetary Society, the Overseas Press Club, the American Economic Association and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Read more from and about Lou Dobbs:

  • The Dobbs Report on, 2004 columns
  • The Dobbs Report in MONEY Magazine
  • "The Two Faces of Lou Dobbs" by Zachary Roth on The CJR's Campaign Desk

    Related resources:

  • British economist David Ricardo, 1772-1823
  • "Adam Smith: 21st Century Man?" on PBS's THINKTANK

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