Chatterley on moving from a finance career into business journalism
Julia Chatterley, the anchor of the new business news show “First Move with Julia Chatterley” on CNN International, spoke with A.J. Katz of TVNewser.com about her career.
Here is an excerpt:
TVNewser: You established a solid career in the global financial sector before making the move to TV news in 2011. Why the move to broadcasting, and how did your experience in the financial sector prepare you to become a news anchor?
Chatterley: My favorite part of working for Morgan Stanley was the focus on daily events and the discussion about how things like domestic politics and economics impact global financial markets. I spent a lot of time talking to people with far more experience than me, there’s no better way to learn. Then came the real game changer – the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. Suddenly we were all starting again, trying to understand exactly what we were seeing around the world. We are still trying to understand the human and social cost of the GFC and that always mattered more to me. Moving into broadcasting felt like a natural progression. I have now worked as a correspondent all over the world and in places at the epicenter of global market tensions- places like Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Spain, Russia and Ukraine. I think my market experience gave me a huge advantage in explaining the story and connecting the dots for viewers.
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