Dagen Mcdowell

Dagen McDowell is known as an American news anchor and journalist. She is most famous for her appearances on Hannity and Mornings With Maria. Mary Dagen McDowell was born into an Irish family on January 7, 1969, in Brookneal, Campbell County, Virginia. Growing up, McDowell worked as a dressing room attendant and sold beer on a golf course, even waiting on famous people such as Neil Diamond and his wife, Marcia. As a teenager, she drove a four-wheeler to college and developed a love for racing. Since her teenage years, McDowell knew what she wanted to do with her life. She was determined, setting goals and beginning the pursuit of them right away. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelor's degree in Art History.

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Marriage with Jonas Max Ferris

Dagen's first marriage didn't work out, but she has never given much detail on what caused the divorce. She is now happily married to her second husband, Jonas. Mary married Jonas Max Ferris, whom she met on the set of Cashin'In, in 2005. Jonas Max Ferris is an economist, an investment advisor, and an economic analyst for Fox Business News and is quite successful. Her husband, Jonas, offers financial advice and services to consumers via His articles are also featured on, Fox Business News (FBN), and New York Post websites. Since Jonas is also a television personality, they understand, support, and encourage each other.

Although the public frequently sees the couple, they do not like to share too much about their personal lives. However, it is known that they adopted a Chihuahua named Ramon. Furthermore, Mary does not take her health and beauty for granted; she follows a strict diet, practices yoga, and exercises regularly.


Dagen McDowell began her career as a financial journalist by writing a newsletter for the Institutional Investor's Newsletter Division. After gaining confidence and experience in the financial news field, she worked at SmartMoney Magazine and Later, she was given a byline and started writing her financial column for, titled "Dear Dagen," which answered questions and addressed issues put to her by readers.

As she rose through the ranks, Fox News Channel recognized her determination and talent. In 2003, Mary began to appear as a business contributor on Fox. Mary appeared on many business-related shows and was also a member of a guest panel. Mary rewarded Fox for taking a risk by becoming a regular guest on "Your World with Neil Cavuto" and "Cashin' In." Mary's natural rise to fame began after she became an anchor for Fox Business Network in 2007. Mary was also a business contributor for the Imus in the Morning radio show and a regular guest on the Fox Financial News show, "Hannity."

Mary is beloved for the opinions she shares with her audience on social media. People from various platforms often follow her advice, particularly her fans on Twitter, who number over one hundred thousand. In one of her articles in the Dagen's newsletter column, she discussed municipal bonds and what could be done after Washington's new tax cut on income. She said that after this cut, states have been busy raising taxes, so if someone wants an investment that avoids federal, state, and possibly even some local taxes, they should consider municipal bonds.

Tax-exempt bonds are typically inexpensive, and at the same time, the supply of municipal bonds has increased as state and local governments try to take advantage of the low rates. A two-year municipal bond yields 89% of the yield of a two-year Treasury, so it is more advantageous to invest in the municipal bond after considering taxes. However, there is a difference in credit quality as the U.S. government has the best credit rating. The U.S. can print money while states such as Maryland and New York cannot. Another difference is related to liquidity, as it is easier to sell U.S. Treasuries. If you need to sell municipal bonds before maturity, a significant penalty is imposed if you are a small investor. To get an efficient price in the municipal bond market, you have to sell in increments of half a million dollars or more, and this is the type of advice that Mary offers her fans, which is so well received.

Currently, Mary is an anchor on the Fox Business Network and appears daily on Mornings with Maria. In 2016, she also took over as the host of "Bulls and Bears" due to the previous host, Brenda Buttner's, terminal cancer diagnosis. It has been estimated that the current total of Dagen's accumulated wealth is close to five million dollars and that she receives an annual salary of $350,000.

Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 07-01-1969
Birth Place: Brookneal, Virginia, United States
Husband: Jonas Max Ferris
Marriage Date: 2005
Alma Mater: Wake Forest University
T.V. Show(s): Markets Now
Ethnicity: White
Profession: Television journalist
Net Worth: $5 million
Nationality: American
Marital Status: Married
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Children: N/A
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Birth Date: 7 Jan, 1969
Age: 51 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Campbell County
Education: Wake Forest University
Gender: Female
Description: American journalist
Twitter Id: Dagenmcdowell
Spouse: Jonas Max Ferris [M. 2005]
Net Worth 2020: 5 million
Net Worth 2021: 5 million
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Last Modified: Mar 13 2023
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