Eric Bolling

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Eric Bolling
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Occupation TV Host
Location Boca Raton, FL
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Eric Thomas Bolling (born March 2, 1963) is an American conservative political commentator, television personality, author, and former commodities trader. He has worked as a financial commentator for various television networks, most notably Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.[1]

Early Life and Career[edit]

Bolling was born in Chicago and attended Loyola Academy for high school. He graduated from Rollins College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in economics.[2] He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 22nd round of the 1984 MLB draft but his baseball career was cut short due to a rotator cuff injury.[3]

Trading Career[edit]

Bolling worked as a commodities trader on Wall Street and served as a board member of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) for five years, later becoming a strategic advisor to the exchange.

Television Career[edit]

CNBC and Fox News[edit]

Bolling joined CNBC as a panelist on the show "Fast Money" before moving to Fox News in 2008 as a financial analyst.[4] At Fox News, he co-hosted "Happy Hour" and later "The Five" and "Cashin' In" on Fox Business Network. He was an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump and interviewed him multiple times during his presidency.

In 2017, Bolling was ousted from Fox News after an investigation into allegations that he sent unsolicited lewd photos and messages to female colleagues, which he denied. Fox News and Bolling "agreed to part ways amicably."[5][6][7]

TheBlaze and Sinclair Broadcasting[edit]

After leaving Fox News, Bolling joined TheBlaze in 2018 to host the show "America." In 2019, he began hosting the Sunday morning talk show "America This Week" for Sinclair Broadcast Group. At Sinclair, he promoted baseless claims of voter fraud related to mail-in voting.

Newsmax TV[edit]

In 2021, Bolling launched the weeknight show "Eric Bolling The Balance" on Newsmax TV. He left Newsmax in 2024.[8]

Personal Life[edit]

Bolling is Catholic and lives in Boca Raton, Florida. His son Eric Chase Bolling died of an accidental drug overdose in 2017 at age 19, on the same day Bolling departed Fox News.[9]

References[edit]

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