Kind of a happy accident
Bloomberg Television anchor Betty Liu talked with Tara Williams of Baristanet about her career and her personal life.
Here is an except:
It was kind of a happy accident. I had all of these visions when I graduated college that I was one day going to be a foreign correspondent working for The New York Times or writing for the features section of The Times or The New Yorker magazine—those were my dreams as I was graduating UPenn.
As luck would have it after I left university, I found this posting at Dow Jones Newswires, which I had no idea it was a business newswire. I just saw that it was AP Dow Jones and I thought, “Great. It has the words AP in it.” This is part of the dream I had working overseas with the Associated Press. So I applied for the job and I became one of the copy editors for it.
But the reason why I loved it was because they told me right away that if I wanted to be a foreign correspondent, I could do so in the next couple of years, so I snatched that opportunity and knew I wanted to work overseas—I didn’t care if it was business or not—I just wanted to do it. The rest is history.
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