Tricia Ann Regan (born December 13, 1972), known professionally as Trish Regan, is an American television host and author. She hosts Trish Regan Primetime on the Fox Business Network. She is also a contributor on Fox News Channel. Regan was a TV host on Bloomberg Television from 2012–15, and a host at CNBC from 2007–12.
Regan was born in New Hampshire on December 13, 1972. She attended high school at Phillips Exeter Academy. She was Miss New Hampshire and represented her home state in the Miss America 1994 pageant. Regan went on to study voice in Graz, Austria, and at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston before enrolling at Columbia University. She graduated from Columbia with a B.A. in history in 2000.
Regan got her start in 2001 at CBS MarketWatch, then owned partially by CBS News, where she was a business correspondent reporting for the CBS Evening News through 2007. She also contributed to Face the Nation and 48 Hours. Her work on the terror connection between the Tri-Border region of South America and Islamic terrorist groups earned her an Emmy nomination for Investigative Reporting in 2007.
While working at CBS News, Regan was a correspondent for CBS "MarketWatch." In 2002, she earned the Most Outstanding Young Broadcast Journalist Award from the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists for her work at CBS "MarketWatch."
During her tenure at CNBC, Regan hosted a daily markets show and created documentary long-form programming for the network.
Regan was nominated for a Best Documentary Emmy Award while also earning a Gerald Loeb nomination for her documentary work on "Against the Tide: The Battle for New Orleans" – an investigative piece on the New Orleans levee system, after Hurricane Katrina.
Bloomberg Television (2012-15)
Prior to joining Fox, Regan was an anchor at Bloomberg Television where she hosted the daily global market show, "Street Smart with Trish Regan."
Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel (2015-)
Regan joined Fox News and Fox Business Network in 2015, serving as anchor for The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan weekdays, then Trish Regan Primetime.
In August 2018, Regan likened Denmark to Venezuela, and argued that "there's something rotten in Denmark". During the segment, Regan sought to demonstrate that the economic model in Denmark was infeasible. She made a number of claims about Denmark, including: "everyone in Denmark is working for the government" and "no-one wants to work". The segment stirred controversy in Denmark and in the US with news outlets, politicians, experts and the Danish government noting that relative to the United States, Denmark is ranked higher on indicators of economic freedom, ease-of-doing-business, happiness, and has higher employment figures. Regan also claimed "nobody graduates from school" because the government "pays" students to go to school; according to The Washington Post, while direct comparisons are difficult, less than 60% of US college students finish in six years, whereas in Denmark 79% of undergraduates finish their coursework. The paper noted that this includes American students who can't afford college in the United States.
Regan clarified her remarks after critical remarks in US and Danish press, saying: "Just to be clear, I was never implying that conditions in Denmark were similar in any way to the current tragedy on the ground there in Venezuela". She added: "I was merely pointing out, using reports from The Atlantic, The Independent and other publications, that socialism is not the way." These sources have since rebutted her claim, stating that: "Our articles do not show that socialism does not definitively work".
Regan married investment banker James A. Ben in 2001. The couple has three children together.