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Former CNN and Fox News anchor Terry Keenan died suddenly Thursday night of a massive cerebral hemorrhage, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She was 53.
Keenan was most recently a Sunday business columnist for the New York Post. Her last column was posted online on Oct. 19.
Keenan formerly worked as an anchor and business correspondent for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, hosting the Saturday investing program Cashin’ In. She left Fox News in 2009, according to reports.
She joined Fox News in 2002, according to TV Newser, from CNN, where she served as an anchor and senior correspondent for CNN Business News analyzing Wall Street and the financial markets, according to her Fox News bio. At CNN, she served as a correspondent for Moneyline and anchored its weekend edition. She also anchored Street Sweep on the now-defunct CNNfn.
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She joined CNN Business News in 1986 as a producer for Moneyline before becoming an on-air correspondent, her Fox News bio explains. She left CNN from 1995-98, working as an anchor at CNBC. She began her career as a producer on PBS’ Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser, who served as a mentor to her. Moneyline host Lou Dobbs also served as a mentor. During her time at CNN she reported on the 1987 stock market crash (aka “Black Monday”) and was the first journalist to report live from the New York Stock Exchange.
She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Keenan credited much of her success to her mother’s emphasis on education, her sister Linda Keenan told THR. She attended Holy Names Academy in Albany, NY and received a math scholarship to Johns Hopkins.
Keenan is survived by her husband, Ron Kass; their son, Benjamin Kass; her two sisters, Joellen Gardner and Linda Keenan; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to Manhattan’s Loyola School.
10:42 a.m. This story has been updated to add the cause of death.
12:18 p.m. This story has been updated with additional biographical details about Keenan and information about her funeral.
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