OLD Media Moves

An “unprecedented” level of interest in business news

January 10, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Merrill Knox of TVNewser interviewed new Bloomberg Television anchor Trish Regan about her new role and why business journalism is so important these days.

Knox writes, “Regan is a former CNBC anchor who thought ‘for a long time’ about the right place for her. A major attraction of Bloomberg TV, she says, was the opportunity to report on the financial and economic topics that interest her the most.

“‘We’re able to break financial news unlike any other — we have no rival in that sense,’ she says. ‘To that point, it gave me the chance to drill down into what I enjoy talking about more than anything else. There’s nothing I would rather do — even on a Saturday night — than to debate the direction of the economy, and debate the future of the markets.’

“Regan also pointed to Bloomberg’s commitment to international news as a selling point. She says global reporting is something she looks forward to — especially in Europe, where she sees the financial crisis as a mirror for what happened to the U.S. in 2008.

“‘A priority of mine is to get to Europe, and talk to the leaders there, and then talk to the people there, to really understand the story from every angle and make sure that our viewers have the opportunity to see the story from every side,’ she said.”

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