Lou Dobbs Biography

(American journalist, Author, Radio host)

Lou Dobbs has published some books Lou Dobbs, Independents Day: Awakening The American Spirit, Viking, Lou Dobbs, "Upheaval", Threshold Editions.

Relationship Facts of Lou Dobbs

  • Lou Dobbs is married to Debi Segura.
  • He is father of Six(Hilary Dobbs, Jason Dobbs, Chance Dobbs, Michelle Dobbs, Heather Dobbs and Buffie Dobbs).
  • Lou Dobbs is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Lou Dobbs?

Lou Dobbs is married to Debi Segura. The couple tied the knot in 1982 and since then living happily.

However, Debi wasn’t his first marriage. The veteran journalist was previously married to Kathy Wheeler in the year 1969. Although, they couldn’t carry on with their married life for too long and split up after 12 years in 1981.

After the divorce, Lou chose Debi Segura as his life partner. Since their marriage, the pair have maintained their relationship soundly and living happily.

Furthermore, with Debi and Kathy, Lou has six children Hilary Dobbs, Jason Dobbs, Chance Dobbs, Michelle Dobbs, Heather Dobbs, and Buffie Dobbs.

Lou has been so loyal to her wife that he has not seen any other woman and has not had any affairs. Currently, they are enjoying their married life elegantly.

Who is Lou Dobbs?

Lou Dobbs is a veteran American journalist, author, and radio host. Furthermore, he is also the anchor of Lou Dobbs Tonight on Fox Business Network. Previously, Lou was on CNN which he used to anchor Lou Dobbs Tonight.

In addition, he has also published some books Lou Dobbs, Independents Day: Awakening The American Spirit, Viking, Lou Dobbs, “Upheaval”, Threshold Editions, and much more.

Lou Dobbs: Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Ethnicity

Lou Doobs was born on September 24, 1945, in Childress County, Texas, United States.

He is the son of Frank Dobbs and Lydia Mae. Furthermore, his father was a co-owner of a propane business and his mother was a bookkeeper.

At the age of 12, Lou shifted to Rupert, Idaho alongside his parents.


Concerning his education, Lou enrolled at Minico High School in Minidoka County. Later, he completed his graduation in 1967 from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.

In addition, he also attended law school at the UI College of Law in Moscow for a short time.

Lou Dobbs: Career, Profession

Lou began his career with CNN at the time of its formation in 1980. He worked there as a chief economics correspondent and host of the Moneyline. Besides this, Lou had also served in several major positions at the time of CNN.

He worked as a corporate executive for CNN, as executive vice president, and as a member of CNN’s executive committee. Moreover, he is also the founder of CNN financial news and also held the eminent position of president at CNN.

Lou left CNN soon after Rick Kaplan became CNN’s next president. After the departure, the reputed reporter established a website named Space.com which covered Astronautical news. However, he didn’t stay there for so long and rejoined CNN as a host and managing editor in the next year.

After he reunited with the network, Lou hosted some popular shows such as CNN News Sunday Morning and Lou Dobbs Tonight. As a successful host and reporter, Lou announced his departure from CNN after working for almost three decades with the network.

On November 10, 2010, Lou shifted to Fox Business Network and began to host several famous shows. He started his show entitled, Lou Dobbs Tonight which went on air on March 14, 2011. The show name and time were the same as his previous one with CNN.

In addition, he has also worked on United Stations Radio Networks as a host of Lou Dobbs Radio. Apart from that, Lou has also appeared on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report and Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor. Besides journalism, Lou is also a politician. Once, he was a registered Republican.


So far, Lou has won several awards in his brilliant career. As a veteran reporter, his notable awards include a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award and a Cable Ace Award. Furthermore, he has also lifted the George Foster Peabody Award for his coverage of the 1987 stock market crash.

Additionally, Lou has also received the Horatio Alger Association Award for Distinguished Americans in 1999 and the National Space Club Media Award in 2000. Apart from that, he had his name on The Wall Street Journal, “TV’s Premier Business News Anchorman”.

Lou Dobbs: Net Worth, Salary

As an extraordinary and successful TV personality, Low has earned an enormous amount of money in his professional career.

Currently, he is earning a whopping $5 million as his salary. Moreover, his current net worth records at $20 million as of 2022.

Lou Dobbs: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

Lou has been stuck in many controversies and criticized by many times after time. Once, he got huge criticism for his journalistic ethics from journalist Amy Goodman. She blamed him for his misstatement in reporting.

Back in 2009, he became the headline of a huge controversy after making a controversial statement that stated, “There should not be a St. Patrick Day”.

Moreover, Lou has faced some more controversial news by publicizing a link on Twitter that included the address and phone number of a woman who was among several who had come forward with allegations of being sexually assaulted by the current president Donald Trump.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Lou has a towering height of 6 ft 2 inches. Furthermore, he has brown eyes and light brown hair. However, there is not any information regarding his weight and other body measurements.

Social Media

Lou is hugely active on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He regularly keeps posting news and photos on his social account.

He has almost 2.1 million followers on Twitter and more than 609.5k followers on Facebook. Moreover, Lou has around 319k followers on Instagram.

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What is Lou Dobbs's salary?

He receives around $5 million per year.

What station is Lou Dobbs on?

He is related to CNN and Fox.

How many kids does Lou have?

He has four daughters and two sons.

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