Dagen McDowell Fox News, Bio, Illness, Husband, Net Worth 2023, Ig [Updated 2023]

Dagen McDowell is a celebrity, famous as a news anchor for Fox News channel. Additionally, she also works as a business correspondent and senior news reporter for one of the top news channels in the states. 

McDowell’s profession has a long experience. Dagen worked in a radio channel, a magazine, and various professional businesses.

Before becoming a business advisor, Dagen was also a finance analyst and even worked as CFO. However, McDowell became famous due to her frequent appearances on TV.

dagen mcdowell age is 54 years old
Dagen McDowell age is 54 years old

One of the notable TV appearances that Dagen McDowell made was the business show Bull and Bears. Dagen McDowell is an interesting and exciting professional woman who has tons of fans.

If you are also a fan of McDowell and want to learn her biography, then please engage with the article below:

Dagen McDowell: Quick Facts

Birth Name Mary Dagen McDowell
Nick Name Under Review
Age 54 years old
Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Birth Place Brookneal, Campbell County, Virginia, United States of America
Date of Birth 7th January 1969
Nationality American
Mother’s Name Under Review
Father’s Name Under Review
Sibling Under Review
Height 5 ft 6 inches or 167 cm
Weight 56 kg or 123 lbs
Body Measurement 29-22-31
Race / Ethnicity Mixed
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Shoe Size 7 US
College/University University of Virginia
Educational Qualification Graduated
Profession TV Host, Business Correspondent
Partner Jonas Max Ferris
Social Media Presence Instagram, Twitter
Net Worth (Approx.) $5 Million
Last Update April 2023

Dagen McDowell Early Life

Dagen McDowell, the renowned FOX News anchor, was born in Virginia in a small town Campbell County. Her real name at birth is Mary Dagen McDowell.

Despite being a public personality now, Dagen’s parents’ names and identities are unknown, but they were of Irish descent. Also, her parents used to be teachers at the University of Virginia.

McDowell has a brother whose name and identity are also private when talking about her siblings. However, Dagen and her brother are close, and he also lives in Virginia.

Dagen McDowell net worth
Dagen McDowell has a net worth of $5 million

Regarding education, Dagen was a very bright student. She joined some local schools and later also attended the University of Virginia. Dagen was fond of car racing and liked NASCAR. She was also a passionate car collector.

Dagen used to drive Ford Bronco when she was in high school. When Dagen was a teenager, Ford F 150 was impressive for her age.

Aside from that, not much is known about Dagen’s childhood. But we know that she started writing a business column when Dagen was just 17 years old.

Dagen McDowell Age and Height

Dagen McDowell age is 54 years old. She was born on 7th January 1969. McDowell stands at 5 ft 6 inches or 167 cm tall. Similarly, Dagen weighs around 56 kg or 123 lbs.

Dagen McDowell’s body measurements are 29-22-31 inches tall, and she wears a shoe size of 7 US.

Dagen McDowell height
Dagen McDowell for FOX News
Source: Celebily

McDowell has dark brown color eyes, and her hair color is dark brown as well. Dagen likes to dye her hair blonde most of the time. McDowell’s zodiac sign is Capricorn.

The female Capricorn is generally a business-oriented person who is determined and strong. This trait perfectly reflects the character of Dagen McDowell.

Dagen McDowell is American and belongs to mixed American-Irish ethnicity. She also follows Christianity as her religion.

Hobbies and Interests

Talking about Dagen’s hobbies, she is a passionate car lover and collector. No surprise there!

According to many rumors, she has many rare car collections in her home. She likes car racing and often goes out on fun Mario Kart racing.

Again, not really surprised here.

What Is Dagen McDowell Illness?

Dagen McDowell has been one of the well-loved and respected news anchors. She has been famous for her work in Fox News and MSNBC.

Recently there has been some serious buzz about Dagen McDowell’s illness which has taken headlines. The Fox News reporter has been suffering from an illness called spondylitis which is an autoimmune disorder.

In this illness, there is inflammation of the spine, neck, and also joints. What’s surprising is the fact that none of the family members suffered from the issue and she was shocked when the news came out.

Is Dagen McDowell Spondylitis Illness Cured?

A lot of the supporters of Dagen are willing to know whether the disease of Dagen is cured or not. There is a limited amount of cure for this disease which is a problem.

This anchor has tried almost everything that’s possible and in the end, went for the regenerative medicines to bring back some of her functionality.

Slowly and steadily she has been gaining control of her spine and movements. All thanks to platelet-rich plasma injections some of her issues are being healed.


  • Dagen McDowell was studying journalism; however, the beginner of her career was not easy. At first, Dagen did not get a reporter or journalist job. In fact, she became a dressing room attendant and a server in the company.
  • Later, Dagen joined “Institutional Investor” magazine as the financial advisor or journalist in the newsletter division.
  • Despite being familiar with business and finance, it was her first journalism job, which was stressful. But Dagen did an outstanding job coping with it.
  • Dagen then joined the magazine company “SmartMoney.” The magazine got published by Wall Street Journal, which provides ideas on personal business.
  • Dagen started to write columns for the website SmartMoney.com. Her column named “Dear Dagen” provided safe financial guidelines. Dagen wrote the column on TheStreet.com and tackled all the queries her readers were curious about.
  • Soon the hard work prevailed, and in 2003, Fox news approached Dagen for the job. Dagen got the position of business correspondent after her impressive knowledge. The CEO of the Fox news was impressed by young Dagen’s vast array of knowledge and ideas.
  • After starting to work with Fox News, Dagen started getting further opportunities. She also hosted a business talk show with Neil Cavuto named “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”
  • The show became famous as it aired every weekday on the Fox news channel. The show’s subject was mainly monetary aspects and business-related terms.
  • Subjects such as Stocks, markets, business environment, political and social factors, etc., were discussed on the show.

Anchoring Career

  • After four years working as a business correspondent for Fox News Channel, Dagen got the promotion. Dagen McDowell got an upgrade in the position of anchor in the business news shows and talks.
  • McDowell’s show was “Fox Business Network,” which dealt with day-to-day business and finance talks. Ever since Fox Business News with Dag McDowell appeared from 11 am to 3 pm on weekdays.
  • After a year, Dagen started appearing in another show, “Cashin in,” as a panel. Several experts and veterans of business discuss day-to-day problems or topics of business in the USA.
  • The show was also famous as every panelist was provided funds to invest in the securities in the stock market. The impressive part was Dagen McDowell won the competition three times in a row.
  • Dagen McDowell joined another show as a panelist named “Cavuto on Business.” Her popularity was through the roof, due to which she got lots of offers from other TV shows related to business.
  • McDowell started appearing in the radio show “Imus in the Morning.” McDowell was a business contributor and provided her with significant guidelines on business.
  • Dagen appeared as reoccurring business expert and panelist on the show Outnumbered. On the show, Dagen and three more panelists start discussing business topics and the movements of the day.
  • Dagen McDowell became even more popular after her show “The Five” began to air. Alongside business talks, Dagen and other guests also talked about pop culture, their hobbies, and other stuff not related to business.
  • The current show of Dagen McDowell is “Mornings with Maria,” where she is a host. Dagen appears with Maria Bartiromo, the lead anchor of the show.
  • The talk show is top-rated at present and has been bringing viewers to Fox News Channel.

Awards and Accolades

After doing complete research, I can conclude that Dagen McDowell has not received any awards to date. Despite being a veteran business correspondent for Fox News channel for a decade, Dagen is still waiting for her first award.

Dagen has been contributing to the business sector through her media continuously. However, she is still recognized in the USA as one of the leading correspondents. Dagen tackles the day-to-day queries of business and money on her show which is vital for many people.

Dagen McDowell still has quite a time to receive her first award. So we hope she gets the award sooner rather than later.

Rumor and Controversy

Dagen McDowell has not been involved in any significant controversy to date. However, she once got herself into a shouting battle with colleague Jessica Tarlov.

While defending Trump, Dagen shouted about the unfair treatment of then-president Donal Trump with her colleague. A day later, Dagen publicly apologized to Jessica, and the duo was again back on good terms.

Nevertheless, Dagen and Jessica’s dispute was just a minor in office. McDowell is not in any controversy that can tarnish her name or legacy.

She still has a long career ahead, so we wish Dagen does not get involved in any bitter controversy in the coming days.

Dagen McDowell Husband and Kids

Dagen McDowell marries financial analyst and investor Jonas Max Ferris. Just like Dagen, Jonas also works for Fox News as an economic analyst. Aside from that, he is also an investment advisor.

Talking about their relationship, Jonas and Dagen tied the knot in 2005. The couple first met in the show “Casin” on the panel in 2005. Funny enough, both of them were picked to counter each other’s arguments on the show of mutual funds. 

Dagen McDowell husband
Dagen McDowell with her husband Jonas Max Ferris

They might have argued there but their interest matched with each other and began attracting each other immediately. Dagen and Jonas start going on a date after that.

A year later, in 2006, Dagen and Jonas tied the knot in a small ceremony. The couple does not have any children now; however, they have Ramon, a pet dog.

Before marrying Jonas, Dagen McDowell was married to another person whose identity is unknown. However, she divorced him before meeting Jonas and as with everything else, the reason behind her divorce is unknown. 

Dagen McDowell Instagram

Twitter – 383k followers

Instagram – 125k followers

Dagen McDowell Net Worth 2023

According to Celebritynetworth Dagen McDowell net worth is $5 million.

Dagen has earned a large sum of money from her career as a TV host and business correspondent for Fox News. McDowell is also a radio host for Imus in the Morning.

Dagen McDowell writes a column for SmartMoney magazine and the website smartmoney.com. With a wide variety of professions, Dagen has earned quite a lot in her career.

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However, Dagen’s salary is not available to the general public, so it is hard to calculate her actual net worth.

Interesting Facts About Dagen McDowell

  • McDowell is a huge fan of the American football team ‘Washington Redskins.’
  • Other hobbies: Listening to music
  • Favorite songs: The Weight, Rock & Rock, and Natural Forces

Frequently Asked Questions

Where was Dagen McDowell born?

Dagen McDowell was born in Brookneal, Campbell County, Virginia, United States of America.

Who is Dagen McDowell married to?

Dagen McDowell married a financial analyst Jonas Max Ferris in 2005.

What is Dagen McDowell’s net worth?

Dagen McDowell net worth is $5 million.


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