Following in your mother’s footsteps
Amy Tennery of JaneDough.com interviewed Bloomberg Television anchor Trish Regan about her job and how she got into business journalism.
Hers is an excerpt:
TR: Absolutely. When I was in my early 20s, I decided – as much as I loved opera – that there were (and I’ll use an economic phrase here) too many opportunity costs. My mother definitely had an influence on my ultimate decision to pursue a career in journalism because that was the profession she had chosen. She was a writer for the Union-Leader in New Hampshire and she was a reporter for the Concord Monitor. I spent a lot of time as a kid at the library, where she’d go and do research. And occasionally, when she was strapped for childcare, might have tagged along on an interview or two.
TJD: It’s great that she made her career work despite the fact that she maybe didn’t always have childcare opportunities. Do you feel like having a ‘career mother’ pushed you to pick a less traditional career path?
TR: She always told me, from as early as I can remember, “You can do anything you want to do.” And that was always the message that communicated.
TJD: Would you want your own daughters to get into financial news?
TR: I want my daughters to do whatever it is that makes them happy. And that could be from being a CEO of a multinational corporation to being a stay-at-home mom. I think that that’s the real key. You’ve got to choose something that you enjoy in life.
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