Lawrence Kudlow is CNBC's Senior Contributor. He was previously host of CNBC's primetime "The Kudlow Report".
He is also the host of "The Larry Kudlow Show", which broadcasts each Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on WABC Radio and is syndicated nationally by Cumulus Media.
Mr. Kudlow is a nationally syndicated columnist. He is a contributing editor of National Review magazine, as well as a columnist and economics editor for National Review Online. He is the author of "American Abundance: The New Economic and Moral Prosperity," published by Forbes in January 1998.
During President Reagan's first term, Mr. Kudlow was the associate director for economics and planning, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, where he was engaged in the development of the administration's economic and budget policy.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Extraordinary Commitment Award from St. Patrick's Church of Redding, CT; Bishop's Humanitarian Award from the Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens; Humanitarian Award from Pregnancy Care Center of New Rochelle, NY; Distinguished Communicator Award from the Brooklyn Diocese; Ambassadors for Mission Award from the Pontifical Mission Societies of the United States.
In addition, Mr. Kudlow received the Spirit Award from Hazelden Foundation of Center City, MN; Exemplary Achievement Award from Covenant House of New York; Ethical Angel Award from the Guardian Angels of New York; the Reagan Great Communicator Award from the New York Young Republicans Club; Discovery Award from Sacred Heart University; Visionary Award from Council for Economic Education; Community Recognition Award from Positive Directions; Reflection Award from Good Counsel; President's Award from Silver Hill Hospital.
Mr. Kudlow received an honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ in 2009 and an honorary Degree (Doctor of Laws) from the University of Rochester in 2013.
He is presently on the Board of Directors of Hazelden New York, Catholic Cluster School of the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT, a member of St. Patrick's Church Parish Council, and a former Fordham University Board of Trustees member.
Mr. Kudlow is CEO of Kudlow & Co., LLC, an economic research firm (www.kudlow.com).
He was formerly chief economist and senior managing director of Bear Stearns & Company. Mr. Kudlow started his professional career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he worked in open market operations and bank supervision.
Mr. Kudlow was educated at the University of Rochester and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Susan Varga is Chief Operating Officer of Kudlow & Company. Susan has worked directly with Lawrence Kudlow since June, 1997.
She began at American Skandia Investment Services in Connecticut as the Manager of Research Administration while Mr. Kudlow was Chief Economist. Susan continued with him at Schroder & Co. in New York as Assistant Vice President, Economics while Mr. Kudlow was Chief Economist and Managing Director. Most recently, she was Associate, Economics and Investment Strategy at ING Barings in New York, while Larry was Chief U.S. Economist and Managing Director.
From 1992 to 1997, Susan was the personal appearance and lecture coordinator for Martha Stewart at Martha Stewart Living offices in Westport, Connecticut. Ms. Varga graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Finance. She has two children and lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.