Deirdre Bolton is a well-known anchor and journalist who disappeared from the screen for more than a year due to an injury. The recovery period took longer than she anticipated, however, she returned to work and continued with her financial reporter and anchor career. Let’s find out more about her personal life, current husband, children, net worth, etc.
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Early life and family
Deirdre Bolton was born on 21 September 1971 in Newton, Pennsylvania USA, so under the sign of Virgo and holding American nationality. Almost nothing is known about her family members, as she is very secretive about her parents and other close relatives, including any siblings. Her parents’ names, ages and occupations are also unknown.
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Deirdre spent all her childhood and youth in her hometown of Newton, leaving her family house only when she matriculated from her high school, where she had liked swimming and participated in competitions from nine years of age. She had very close and warm relationship with her mother, and once shared her feelings for her: ‘My mother is the person who has had the most positive influence in my life. Every day, I think about her, and my luck to have had her in my life, as MY mom. She had lifelong health problems and that never slowed her down. She accomplished more in her life than most people given the gift of health do’.
Deirdre attended Council Rock High School in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and matriculated in 1989. Then she entered Iowa University, and graduated in 1993 with a BA in English and French literature, and later obtained an MD in French literature from New York University. Deirdre is a very mature and hardworking student who didn’t regret spending so much time on learning, to create more career opportunities in her life.
It is known that Deirdre started her career working with equities; she held the position of equities seller and didn’t even guess she could one day work on TV.
However, she started working at the International Bank, CDC North America and Societe Generale, and became familiar with the terms and specific details which are important for understanding global financial conditions. Nevertheless, Deirdre left her work in the bank to pursue her journalistic career. In 1999 she joined Bloomberg TV in the position of finance-related news reporter. She also became the host of the alternative investments show entitled “Money Moves”. In 2007-2008 Deirdre appeared as a contributor in “The Early Show” on CBS on a weekly basis, discovering the most controversial projects and cases.
On 31 January 2014, Deirdre accepted the job offer from FOX Business Network (FBN), and got the position of host of the business-related show entitled “Risk & Reward”.
Injury and a long recovery period off-work
She enjoyed working in the show, but had an accident while playing baseball with her family on a calm weekend day. She didn’t mention what exactly happened to her, but in 2017 she had to take a big break from her work to recover. She shared in her first interview with FBN that she felt that massive support from her colleagues and viewers who constantly asked what was going on with Deirdre and how she felt. She said she appreciated that as the recovery period took much longer than anyone could imagine, so she definitely needed this support to get back to the work she likes so much.
Getting back to work
When Deirdre was finally allowed back to work, she returned to her duties at FBN. She covered many financial stories and reports, including interviewing Christina Romer, Chief Economist to the former President Barack Obama, and with such notable people as Richard Clarida, the PIMCO Strategic advisor, and David Rubenstein, the co-founder of Carlyle Group (a financial services corporation which specializes in real assets, corporate private equity, investments and global credit). Deirdre also interviewed other popular financial newsmakers, such as Bill Ackman (CEO of Pershing Square Capital), Gary Parr (Chairman at Lazard Vice) and Wilbur Ross, one of the wealthiest investors in the world.
As of 2019, Deirdre is hosting the show entitled “Women & Money with Deirdre Bolton” on FOX Business.
Personal life, husband Douglas Bolton
Deirdre diligently keeps her private life low-key, so there is almost no information about her family. However, she was once asked for advice about relationship with a husband at one of her programs. It was then that the audience found out that Deirdre had a husband named Douglas Bolton, and that the couple had two kids – their genders, names and ages are still unknown as Deirdre has never posted a single picture of them on her social media, keeping her kids away from the media.
— Jonathan Hoenig (@JonathanHoenig) October 11, 2017
Hobbies and interesting facts
Deirdre is a very sporty person and liked physical activities from a young age. Whenever she has some spare time, she likes playing golf, baseball, and often goes cycling and swimming. Even though she’s a very experienced sportsman, she sometimes gets injured and has to recover. It is also worth saying that Deirdre likes travelling around the world, and does it with her husband and kids whenever she has an opportunity. If they can’t travel, they spend calm family evenings and weekends in the circle of closest family members and friends. Deirdre is an active supporter of the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, which celebrates disruptive innovation across all industries.
Social media presence
Deirdre is only active on Twitter for her journalistic activities, skipping other popular social media platforms. She’s never shown any interest in posting personal photos or videos with her family, though she used to have an Instagram account which she deleted, however, her Twitter account is read by over 31,000 people. Her photos are often posted on the official FOX News Channel Instagram account; her “Risk & Reward” also has a separate Instagram account on which Deirdre’s fans can see her photos with the people she interviews. Deirdre also has a personal website which serves her as a portfolio.
Pre-hair & makeup @FoxBusiness ! As my son says, I must be the only person walking her dog the park in a sweatshirt, sweatpants AND costume jewelry . Dog-owner and professional- life unite ! ? pic.twitter.com/MjvrJfGKRg
— Deirdre Bolton (@DeirdreBolton) August 29, 2019
Appearance, clothing style
Deirdre has naturally light-brown hair which she likes to dye blonde; she has dark brown eyes. Deirdre is 5ft 7ins (1.70 m) tall, weighs around 121lbs (55kgs), and her vital statistics are 36-27-35. As to her clothing style, she prefers classy and smart looks, often wearing feminine dresses and suits. She also likes blouses and shirts with a V-neck as they complement her décolleté are, and wearing high heels.
Net worth and salary
Authoritative sources estimate Deirdre’s net worth to be around $2 million, accumulated such an impressive sum of money with her hard work for numerous TV channels and shows. She is a very talented and well-educated person who reputedly has over $100,000 annual salary. As Deirdre is back to work from her long recovery break, her net worth is only going to grow in future.