John Stossel is the host of Stossel, a weekly program on Fox Business News highlighting current consumer issues with a libertarian viewpoint. Stossel also appears regularly on Fox News Channel (FNC) providing signature analysis.
Prior to joining FBN, Stossel co-anchored ABC’s primetime newsmagazine show, 20/20. There, he contributed in-depth special reports and recurring segments on a variety of consumer topics, from pop culture to government and business. His “John Stossel specials” asked tough questions facing Americans today: “Sick in America” delved into the debate between private vs. government health care; “Stupid in America” exposed the government school monopoly; “John Stossel Goes to Washington” revealed government growth under both parties, while “Hype” exposed media distortions.
Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards and has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. Other honors include the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster Peabody Award.
Earlier in his career, Stossel served as consumer editor for Good Morning America and as a reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City. His first job in journalism was as a researcher for KGW-TV (NBC) in Portland, Ore.
Stossel is a graduate of Princeton University, with a B.A. in psychology.
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