Fox News is in mourning today after former business correspondent Terry Keenan died suddenly of a massive cerebral hemorrhage on Thursday night. She was 56 years-old.
Keenan began her national broadcasting career at CNN, where she worked from 1986-1998. She then moved to Fox, where she hosted the show Cashin’ In from 2002-2009. For the last few years, she was a business columnist for The New York Post and also was a contributor on Fox as a economic analyst.
Prior to her death, Keenan had been receiving treatment at New York City’s Lennox Hill Hospital, which is where she died on Thursday evening. Her family released the following statement announcing her death:
“It is with tremendous sorrow that we report the passing, due to a massive cerebral hemorrhage, 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. At Johns Hopkins, she produced the iconic PBS show Wall Street Week with Louis Ruykeyser; Ruykeyser, recognizing her very rare combination of talents – a flair for words coupled with an amazing facility with numbers – became a mentor.
Soon she was picked up by CNN’s Moneyline, hosted by another longtime mentor, Lou Dobbs. Terry reported on the 1987 stock market crash, and was the first journalist to report live from the New York Stock Exchange. She went on to have various anchor stints at CNBC and Fox News.
She left Fox to work on her most cherished production: her son Benno Kass, with husband Ron Kass. She treasured every minute with her son. Throughout her post-TV career, she never missed a deadline for her weekly New York Post financial column.
Aside from her son Benno and husband Ron, Terry leaves behind her two sisters, Joellen Gardner and Linda Keenan, as well as many nieces and nephews.”