Betty Liu on becoming a business journalist
Bloomberg Television anchor Betty Liu was profiled by Jen A. Miller of Park Place magazine about her career and how she juggles her work and her family life.
“‘I’d always gone back to Hong Kong, but this was the first time I went back for a job,’ she says. It wouldn’t be her last stop in Asia.
“When she came back to the United States to write for the Financial Times, based in Atlanta, she got calls from CNN and MSNBC to appear on air to talk about Asian financial news.
“‘At the time, I thought, oh my God, they’re scraping the bottom of the barrel,’ she says. She’d never had any broadcast experience, but she enjoyed the change of pace and the ‘adrenaline rush’ of doing live television.
“Liu thought more seriously of transitioning to TV when she became pregnant with her twin sons. ‘When I came back from my maternity leave, I realized if there is a time for me to do something different, the time to do that is now.’ She got her wish, though not easily. In August 2005, she was offered a job at CNBC in Asia. Her sons were barely a year old.”
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