Lou Dobbs Biography

Updated On Jun 11, 2019 Published On Jun 10, 2016
Facts of Lou Dobbs
Date of Birth: 1945 , September-24
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Louis Carl Dobbs
Birth Name Lou Dobbs
Nick Name Lou
Father Frank Dobbs
Mother Lydia Mae
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Childress, Texas
Ethnicity White
Profession Telivision Personality
Working For Television
Net Worth $10 million
Salary $6 million
Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color White
Famous for Talk radio host, news anchor, managing editor
Married Yes
Married to Debi Segura (m. 1982), Kathy Wheeler (m. 1969–1981)
Children 6
Divorce Yes
Movies State of Play
TV Show Lou Dobbs Tonight
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Talk radio host on the Fox Business Network, Lou Dobbs has also established himself as a television personality and an author. He is also famous for being the former anchor of the CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight.

Childhood, Education, & Career

Multi-talented, Lou Dobbs was born on September 24, 1945, as Louis Carl Dobbs in Childress, Texas, the United States of America, to Frank Dobbs and Lydia Mae. His father Frank was a co-owner of a propane business. He is an American nationality holder and is of white ethnicity.

While Lou was in Minidoka County, he joined "Minico High School". There he was active in a football team playing tackle. There he also became the student body president.

After he graduated from high school, he joined Harvard University with a major in economics. He finally earned the "Bachelors of Arts" in 1967. During the late 1960s, he worked for federal anti-poverty programs and Union Bank of California.

Dobbs also worked at KBLU as a police and fire reporter. While he was in Phoenix, he took the job of a television anchor and reporter. Lou has been working for CNN since its inception. He joined the organization in 1980 as a chief economics correspondent.

Lou also worked on the business news program Moneyline on CNN as its host. He also worked there as its corporate executive for CNN and its executive vice president. After having a dispute with Rick Kaplan, he left CNN in 1999 and formed his own website Space.com.

Unsuccessful Marriage With First Wife Kathy Wheeler

While Lou enrolled at "Minico High School" in Minidoka County, he met his first wife Kathy Wheeler. As a high school sweetheart, they had romantic affairs for several years and they finally got married in 1969.

They welcomed a son in 1970. They were bonded into this married life for about a decade and they divorced in 1981.

Currently Married to Wife Debi Segura

A year later after Lou dissolved his first married life; he tied his married with a beautiful lady, Debi Segura. As a loving spouse, they have already welcomed four children together. They are still bonded into this married life.

Net Worth

On 11th of November 2009, he announced his departure from CNN. From 14th March 2011, he began hosting the Fox Business Network's show Lou Dobbs Tonight. He has been earning the lucrative amount of salary and his current net worth is $10 million.

Age, Height

Age: Born on September 24, 1945, Lou is 73 years old in 2019. 

Height: Lou is pretty tall and stands 1.88 m, ie, 6 feet 2 inches.

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Born in Childress, Texas, United States

September 24 , 1945

Multi talented, Lou Dobbs was born as Louis Carl Dobbs in the mid 1940s in Childress, Texas, United States of America to Frank Dobbs and Lydia Mae. His father Frank was a co-owner of a propane business. He is an America and is of white ethnicity.

Graduated from Harvard University

1967

While Lou was in Minidoka County, he joined Minico High School. After he earned his high school graduation, he joined Harvard University with a major in economics. He finally earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967.

Worked for federal anti-poverty programs

1967

During the late 1960s, he worked for federal anti-poverty programs and Union Bank of California. He also worked at KBLU as a police and fire reporter. During the late 1960s, he also joined UI College of Law in Moscow. 

Married to Kathy Wheeler

1969

While Lou was enrolled at Minico High School in Minidoka County, he met his first wife Kathy Wheeler. As a high school sweetheart they had romantic affairs for several years and they finally got married in 1969. They welcomed a son in 1970. They were bonded into this married life for about a decade and they got divorced in 1981.

Welcomed his first son

1970

Within a year after he tied his married knot with his high school sweetheart Kathy Wheeler, he became father for the first time in his life. Kathy Wheeler gave birth to their first child together a son in 1970. 

Joined CNN

1980

He has been working for CNN since its inception. He joined them in 1980 as a chief economics correspondent. He also worked on the business news program Moneyline on CNN as its host. He also worked there as its corporate executive for CNN and its executive vice president.

Left CNN

1999

In 1997, an American network television producer Rick Kaplan became the president of CNN. After he was announced the president of CNN, he began having hard time with Lou Dobbs. After having dispute with Rick Kaplan, he left CNN in 1999 and formed his own website Space.com.

Returned to CNN

2001

Kaplan left CNN in August 2000. After that he was contacted by CNN founder Ted Turner and he pursued him to join CNN. Lou joined CNN in 2001 as the host and managing editor of the new. 

Hosted Lou Dobbs Radio

2009

After he announced his departure from CNN, he began hosting the show Lou Dobbs Radio. This show aired on the United Stations Radio Networks. Within few months, this show became popular and began competing with the shows like The Sean Hannity Show, The Tom Sullivan Show and The Dave Ramsey Show.

Began hosting the show, Lou Dobbs Tonight

March 14 , 2011

At the end of 2010, Fox Business Network revealed that Lou will join them as the host of its new show. Finally on 14th of March 2011, he was seen hosting the show Lou Dobbs Tonight. This show aired at 7 PM Eastern.

Won Luminary Award

1990

He has been honored with several prestigious awards in his life. He won Luminary Award for the first time in his life in 1990. He was honored with this award that year for Business Journalism Review. 

Won Horatio Alger Association Award

1999

At the end of 1990s, he was honored with Horatio Alger Association Award. He was awarded with this award that year for Distinguished Americans. He has also once been honored with George Foster Peabody Award. 

Was honored with Alexis de Tocqueville Institution's Statesma

2005

He is a talented television personality, radio talk show host and an author. Till date he has been honored with several prestigious awards in his life. He was awarded with Alexis de Tocqueville Institution's Statesmanship award in 2005. 

Married to Debi Segura

1982

A year later after Lou dissolved his first married life; he tied his married knot with a beautiful lady named Debi Segura. As a loving spouse, they have already welcomed four children together. They are still bonded into this married life.