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FOX Business Reporter, Dagen McDowell, to Speak at W&L about Financial System

Dagen McDowell, a Virginia native who serves as one of the anchors on the year-old FOX Business Network, will speak about the financial press and the current financial situation at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in Room 327 Huntley Hall, at Washington and Lee University.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

McDowell, who also serves as a business correspondent for the FOX News Channel, will be on campus as a Donald W. Reynolds Visiting Fellow. In that role, she will speak to classes in both the journalism department and the Williams School of Commerce.

The title of McDowell’s talk is “Reworking the Financial System and Rethinking Financial Journalism.” She will focus on how business journalism has changed and will change with the unprecedented upheavals in our financial system this fall.

A native of Brookneal, Va., McDowell is a graduate of Wake Forest University. She began her career as a financial journalist at the Institutional Investor’s newsletter division.

McDowell has appeared regularly on Your World with Neil Cavuto since 2003 as well as the show Cashin’ In. She interviewed Secretary of Treasury Henry Paulson just one day after FBN launched last fall. Prior to joining Fox, McDowell wrote a personal finance column for TheStreet.com called “Dear Dagen.” In addition, she has written for SmartMoney magazine and SmartMoney.com.

McDowell’s visit is made possible by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, it is one of the largest private foundations in the United States.