Larry Kudlow (full name "Lawrence" Kudlow, born August 20, 1947), is a conservative, supply-side economist, syndicated columnist, and television show host. He currently hosts The Kudlow Report on CNBC, a television program which was previously known as Kudlow & Cramer when Jim Cramer co-hosted before they split (Cramer moved on to host Mad Money). After Kudlow and Cramer separated to host their own show, Kudlow's became known as Kudlow & Company. Then on January 26, 2009, Kudlow & Company had another name change to its current title, The Kudlow Report.
Kudlow attended the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York where he graduated with a degree in history 1969. He also attended Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He studied politics and economics but did not earn a degree, leaving before he could graduate.
He has served as chief economist on several Wall Street firms such as Bear, Stearns, was a member of the Bush-Cheney Transition Advisory Committee, and was associate director for economics and planning, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President during Ronald Reagan's first term.
Kudlow is the founder and CEO of Kudlow & Co., LLC, an economic research firm.
Kudlow was born into a Jewish household, but after becoming addicted to cocaine and alcohol, he converted to Catholicism. Kudlow credits the Church with helping him shake his addiction, and wrote, "The problem got much worse before I finally surrendered to God, literally on my knees, and began a new life of faith — and sobriety."
- American Abundance: The New Economic & Moral Prosperity
- Bullish On Bush: How George Bush's Ownership Society Will Make America Stronger (written partially by Kudlow)
- Tide: Why Tax Cuts Are the Key to Prosperity and Freedom