Meet Dagen McDowell, Facts Surrounding Her Marriage With Husband, Career

By Amit | Published on: March 5, 2024 | Updated on: March 5, 2024
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Dagen McDowell is a Fox Business Network anchor and a business correspondent for the Fox News Channel. She has been the face of Fox’s finance reporting and discussions session since 2003 appearing daily on FBN’s Mornings with Maria.

An outright unafraid speaker for one of the top reporting networks, McDowell has bashed a number of media and political personalities, be it the president or some A-list Hollywood stars.

In this article, we will look at those instances from the core and know how far has McDowell come in her reporting career. The writings will also focus on some never before heard truths regarding her personal aspects as well as family matters.

Who Is Dagen McDowell’s Husband?

Dagen McDowell met her husband, Jonas Max Ferris in 2001 through the show Cashin’In. The correspondent says the show, entirely focused on their arguments. After working on the show, the couple wed in 2005. At interviews, the pair have often talked about how their early meetings were filled with disagreements and war of words.

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Dagen McDowell and Jonas Ferris met through the show, Cashin’ In in 2001. Source: FOX

The husband explains it was the argumentative nature of the two that they were put up against each other on the show. At the time, Dagen was already married. Though the information relating to her previous relationship is nothing but a lost mystery.  McDowell and Ferris have been together for more than 15 years. Though the couple is yet to have children of their own.

Ferris was born in Southfield, Massachusetts, and is an investment advisor, economist, and economic analyst. He rose to prominence in 2002 when he started appearing in the Fox Business Network Show, Cashin’ In. He has also served as a panelist for Bulls and Bears, Cavuto on Business, and Your World With Neil Cavuto.

In addition, he writes financial investment and advice columns for New York Post,, and Fox Business News. The editor and founder of MAX Funds provide financial-related services and advice to a variety of customers. On the contrary, Dagen’s in-laws were both artists.

Are They Still Together?

While McDowell and Ferris’ merger into a romantic union was no secret, their present affair, on the contrary, has garnered a lot of suspicions.

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Dagen McDowell and Jonas Ferris were last pictured together on June 11, 2016. Source: Instagram

This is in part to the absence of Ferris on Dagen’s social media. Despite her eloquent moblogs, her husband is nowhere to be seen in recent times, and fans have now wondered if their marriage has taken a rift. His last appearance on the reporter’s Insta (or any of her profiles for that matter) was on January 11, 2016. Though, the couple is yet to have their say on these unspoken public’s hunch.

Dagen McDowell Career Highlights

Dagen McDowell (fully Mary Dagen McDowell) was born on January 7, 1969, in Campbell County, Virginia to Irish parents. The former student of Randolph-Henry High School graduated with a degree in art history from Wake Forest University in 1991. After that, she started her career as a financial journalist at the Institutional Investor’s Newsletter Division.

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Dagen McDowell joined Fox news in 2003. Source: Fox

Before Fox News, the Brookneal-born anchor used to write a personal finance column for The Street under the title, Dear Dagen. She joined Fox News in September 2007 and since has been hosting the shows Mornings with Maria, Markets Now, Your World With Neil Cavuto, Cashin’ In, Cavuto on Business, Outnumbered, and The Five.

Degan McDowell’ Net Worth

The Cavuto live’s showrunner along with the fame has also gained quite significantly in terms of wealth. She is often mentioned among the highest-paid news anchor, one who usually rakes in the region of five figures. Several data and reports agree the 52-year-old currently boasts an estimated net worth of around $5million with her salary likely slouching in the range of $300k to $400k. 

She Is A Vegan

McDowell practices plant-based diets; she has been clear about it through two of her tweets. On March 10, 2018, a random Twitter account asked if she eats chicken, were the chickens abused or mistreated in any way. This was after she had shared a journal about Wild Burd Fund, where the article was talking about how children were being taught regarding the disposable fate of chicks.  The questioner also went as far as making the point that the capons would have served two purposes with their inevitable deaths.

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Dagen McDowell on her veganism. Source: Twitter

Seemingly getting irked by this writing, McDowell was quite caustic with her reply and accordingly wrote, “I am vegan, asshole, so no.” Later that same year, she once again brought up her veganism through her Twitter handle. The post since has been retweeted sixty-nine times.

Feud With Celebrities

In August 2018, she famously criticized then-president Donald Trump for giving an interview to Robert Muller neglecting the possibility of lying to the latter; “knowing he could face charges if he does so.

Muller then was about to question Trump about possible obstruction of justice. In May 2021, she also censured Canadian actor, Seth Rogen for his take on cancel culture and political correctness. The Outnumbered host called the Superbad star a “bumbling bag of cowardice,” after he said actors ought to stop complaining and just accept it. In the video, she also went on to call him spine-free and otherwise not so hilarious.

Considering all of the above, one could hardly imagine the case where she is yet to diss a parliament member. Back in May 2019, Dagen took a mean approach to New York congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. This was for her views on the “Green New Deal” and her 2020 presidential candidate endorsement. The host took a catty turn and took a cheap shot at the freshman congresswoman’s beauty and intelligence. She remarked to AOC with the quote, “beauty fades, stupid is forever.