Cody Willard: Kid with a Big Trust Fund?

Cody Willard is getting his big break with Fox Business Channel but he seems so ill-equipped to be providing any level of financial commentary.

Here is his bio from Fox Business News Channel.  It is all fluff, and doesn't look like he has ever held a real job.  He comes off as a cheerleader whose big break was a nice trust fund and is still fighting acne in his mid-30s.  I wonder how he got to this position?

Cody Willard joined FOX Business Network in September 2007 as an anchor. Willard is the principal of CL Willard Capital, an investment management company he founded in October 2002, and writes a monthly investment column for The Financial Times as well as columns for He was a regular guest on CNBC's Kudlow & Company from 2004 to 2006.

Willard also serves as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University where he teaches a class called "Revolutionomics" focused on technology and business. He is the author of a monthly subscription-based newsletter and the founder of and Willard is also the editor of, a blog focusing on topics from music to Wall Street to popular culture.

He began his career at Oppenheimer & Co. in 1996 and was Chief Analyst at Visual Radio, a technology venture capital fund, and VP of wholesale operations at Broadview Networks, a telecommunications company. A native of Ruidoso, New Mexico, Willard earned a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of New Mexico. Willard is also a musician and songwriter with the "Museum of the Horse" rock band.

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  • Ken Rosenfeld

    October 21, 2007

    I don't know about the trust fund, but at the very least he is a lightweight who could use a haircut.

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