A good career decision
Palm Beach Woman magazine profiled Fox Business Network anchor Lori Rothman, who joined the network from Bloomberg Television, in its latest issue.
The story reports, “Rothman had been at Bloomberg News for 10 years when a conversation with a colleague inspired her to speak with the people at FOX. ‘It turned out to be the best career decision,’ Rothman said. ‘Here at FBN, my range as a broadcaster is constantly challenged, and I’m given so many opportunities on various platforms and subjects. And with the news flow and volatile markets lately, it’s never dull!’
“Rothman takes all reporting challenges in stride.
“‘My toughest assignment was covering the New York Stock Exchange during 9/11 and of course the horrible aftermath,’ Rothman said. ‘More recently, the challenging assignments have been covering the 2008 financial crisis and even very recently covering the debt ceiling deal and the stock market turmoil that followed. It’s fascinating to me how Wall Street and Washington have become more intertwined than ever before. One of my more enjoyable assignments was heading out to the Steinway Piano factory in Queens to tell the story of how certain areas of New York manufacturing are still alive and thriving. The economy is certainly struggling right now, but there are bright spots!’
“One bright spot centers on the many ways people can access the news. Viewers are now able to receive up-to-the-minute financial information from a variety of sources.
“‘The biggest change in the industry over the last decade is the explosion of 24 hour cable news and business channels and the incorporation of social media into content distribution,’ said Rothman. ‘FBN is barely four years old. Competition among the news outlets is fierce because viewers/consumers can access information from all of these sources at any time of day or night. It used to be that you came home from work and turned on the six o’clock news to find out what happened during the day. Now, you can get whatever you want, when you want it, and we — as the content providers — have to go out of our way to deliver it in a way that will make you turn to us first'”
Read more here.