Li of Fox Business: It’s our job to ask the tough questions
Rita Silvan, editor in chief of Golden Girl Finance, interviewed Fox Business Network correspondent Susan Li about her career.
Here is an excerpt:
GGF: How did the job at FOX Business Network come about?
SL: I was at CNBC and Bloomberg before FOX Business Network. I was covering a lot of global markets and business news. FOX Business has grown in viewership over the years, surpassing CNBC—and that was very attractive to me. I also like how FOX Business combines both market and stock news with political news, to see the full economic picture. It was time for me to branch out in terms of my perspective of the markets.
GGF: What’s been your biggest interview so far?
SL: On a personal front it was interviewing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He has a great personality and there is always a lot of interest in what he has to say. My first interview with him was just after he got elected. I also interviewed him in New York in May 2017 at the New York Economic Club during the NAFTA negotiations when markets were reacting to the trade talks. That interview was picked up by other networks.
GGF: How do you handle a really tough interview?
SL: You just have to go with it and stick to your interview strategy. It’s your job to ask the tough questions. Today, the viewing public want to see something genuine even if that happens to be something a bit hostile. That’s also where my Mom’s work ethic comes in: You’ve just got to push through.
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