Dobbs started working with CNN at its inception in 1980, serving as a reporter and network vice president. On the air, he served as host and managing editor of the network's business program, Moneyline, eventually renamed Lou Dobbs Tonight. Dobbs resigned from CNN for a short period of time in 1999 but rejoined the network in 2001. He resigned once again in November 2009. Dobbs then dramatically shift angles, and joined the Fox Business Network, where he brought his show, Lou Dobbs Tonight. Dobbs has also authored several books.
Dobbs was an early promoter of the ‘Barack Obama birtherism’ conspiracy theory, which claims that Obama is not a natural born a US citizen. Therefore, Dobbs dislikes him, because Dobbs is known for anti-immigration views, as well as for various deep state conspiracy theories and opposition to NAFTA and other trade deals. Now a Trump confidante, his show is known for its pro-Trump coverage.
Dobbs, didn’t seem to make this career change for the money at least, as he only has a net worth of $16 million. Once one of the most well respected names in journalism Dobbs has become a product of his time. Once again fading from prominence, Dobbs’ future seems uncertain in a post Trump world. The future remains uncertain for Dobbs, though he retains his ability to redefine himself. Instead of adapting to changing culture, Dobbs succumbed to conspiracy as aAn aging relic of the old guard of journalism.