Lou Dobbs: My First Big Break

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By Chris Ariens Comments

Lou Dobbs had a lucrative but boring job in commercial banking in Los Angeles. He thought TV news would be more exciting. So he checked in with some LA TV execs and they said, start small. So he packed his bags for Yuma, Arizona and got a job covering crime for KBLU radio and TV — making $75 a week. “There was a certain downside to commercial television that I hadn’t anticipated!”

Almost 40 years later, now an anchor with Fox Business Network, Dobbs credits his days in Yuma for giving him his First Big Break.