Former CNN and Fox News anchor, Terry Keenan, died suddenly at the age of 56. Keenan was also a columnist for the New York Post. Keenan passed away on October 23. The anchor’s sudden death was caused by a massive cerebral hemorrhage.
According to reports by Travelerstoday.com Keenan suddenly died on Thursday night at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Keenan was an anchor for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. Keenan also hosted a show called Cashin’ In, which aired on Saturdays.
Keenan left Fox News in 2009 and before her stint at Fox she worked as the producer of CNN’s Money Line. She moved on to becoming a CNN correspondent in 1986. Keenan was an anchor for CNBC from 1995 to 1998.
After the anchor’s death became public Keenan’s family released a statement using Mediaite.
“It is with tremendous sorrow that we report the passing… of a wonderful mother, wife, sister and pioneering financial journalist. Terry was a trailblazer who credited much of her success to her beloved mother’s emphasis on education, which led her to Holy Names Academy in Albany, NY, and a math scholarship to Johns Hopkins University,”the statement read.
Terry Keenan was the first financial journalist to report live from the New York Stock exchange.
The New York Post recently reported that Keenan kept Wall Street honest. The anchor saw business leaders as ‘screw-ups’ and often called them out in the pages of the Post. She even awarded an annual booby prize to a Wall Streeter.
“As her editor for many years I can attest to Terry being a feisty, take-charge journalist who cut straight through corporate-speak and tough economics jargon,” The New York Post’s Michael Gray wrote in a tribute article to Keenan.
“Even though her columns were filled with economics, the dismal science, they were notable for wit, candor and common sense,” said economist David Malpass.
Keenan’s former colleague and close friend Neil Cavuto gave an emotional farewell to his longtime friend reports TVNewser.
“Terry made you think. And sometimes, Terry made you angry,” Cavuto said.
Cavuto, also stated, that Keenan was always smiling. He added that she was never shy about pointing out “dark threats on the financial horizon even on the sunniest days.”
“Leave it to Terry to rain on an economic parade. Leave it to Terry’s passing to rain on economic reporting itself. We’ll miss you, friend,” Cavuto added.
Terry Keenan is survived by her husband, Ron Kass, her son, Benno Kass and sisters Linda Keenan and Joellen Gardner.