Betty Liu

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Betty Liu
Born Hong Kong
Residence Millburn, New Jersey [1]
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania (B.A., English, 1995) [2]
Occupation journalist, news anchor, author
Notable credit(s) Bloomberg Television's news anchor, host of "In The Loop With Betty Liu", author of "Age Smart"
Spouse(s) Bill [1]
Children Dylan and Zachary [1]

Betty Liu is a news anchor for Bloomberg Television, a subsidiary of Bloomberg L.P. and a correspondent for ABC news.

Personal life[edit]

Liu was born in Hong Kong, moved to the United States when she was three years old, and was raised in Philadelphia. She attended Central High School and then graduated magna cum laude in 1995 from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English.

She has been married twice, first to Benjamin L. Walter (whom she divorced in 2006[3][4]) and currently to William,[3] an Australian news executive whom she met in Hong Kong.[5]

She is a mother of twin boys, Dylan and Zachary, who were born July 21, 2004, by her first husband. They live in Millburn, New Jersey.[1]

She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and speaks some Cantonese.

Career[edit]

Liu jumpstarted her career in financial journalism while acting as the youngest-ever Taiwan Bureau Chief for Dow Jones Newswires.[6][7]

After she left Dow Jones, she worked for several years as the Atlanta Bureau Chief for the Financial Times,[7][8] where she broke stories on top corporate and political leaders such as Coca-Cola ex-chief executive Douglas Daft, former Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

Returning to Asia as an anchor and correspondent for CNBC Asia,[7][9] Liu covered the daily market action in the Greater China region for all of CNBC's morning shows, including for CNBC's Squawk Box.[6]

Over the course of her career, she has also written for The Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review, and Philadelphia magazine.

She now works for Bloomberg Television.

Awards[edit]

In 1997, she received a Dow Jones Newswires Award for her coverage of the Asian financial crisis.

Her coverage while at FT of the biggest Fortune 500 companies based in the South (Coca-Cola, Home Depot, UPS, FedEx) earned her a spot on TJFR's "Top 30 business journalists under 30 list"[10] three years in a row (2000–2002).

On October 27, 2011, Betty Liu became the first female and Asian student to be inducted into Central High School's Alumni Hall of Fame.[11]

In 2012, Bloomberg TV ran an advertising campaign incorrectly touting Liu as "Pulitzer Prize-nominated". When contacted by msnbc.com, Bloomberg TV acknowledged the error and said it would correct the ads. The same claim of a Pulitzer nomination was made by the publisher of her biography, Age Smart: Discovering the Fountain of Youth at Midlife and Beyond.[12]

Publications[edit]

Liu is also a book author and personal finance expert. She published the financial and lifestyle guide, Age Smart: Discovering the Fountain of Youth at Midlife and Beyond (ISBN 9780132736787), which was turned into a month-long weekly series on CNBC Asia called The Business of Life.[13] Her book led her to writing a bi-weekly personal finance column in the South China Morning Post.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Anderson, Susan. "In the loop with Betty Liu", The Star-Ledger, September 21, 2010
  2. ^ "PROFILE: Falling into the Loop". The Pennsylvania Gazette, University of Pennsylvania, January/February 2013
  3. ^ a b CNBCFix: "CNBC Star Profiles"
  4. ^ Judicial View: Case View: "Walter v Liu"
  5. ^ "Balancing Act", Park Place Magazine, March 2011
  6. ^ a b Greppi, Michele. "TV Week: Betty Liu, Host of Bloomberg TV's 'Starting Bell'". TV Week. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  7. ^ a b c "Betty Liu". Financial Times Press. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  8. ^ "Liu Says Despite 'Less Bad News', 'People are Still Worried'". TV Newser. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  9. ^ "CNBC Asia has added Betty Liu (Hong Kong) and Sri Jegarajah (Singapore)". Television Asia. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  10. ^ "Past NewsBios 30 Under 30 Award Winners". NewsBios. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  11. ^ Central High School Hall of Fame, The Associated Alumni of The Central High School of Philadelphia, Central High School, Philadelphia.
  12. ^ Dedman, Bill (June 26, 2012). "Bloomberg TV's ads make false claim to Pulitzer nomination for anchor Liu". msnbc.com. 
  13. ^ Liu, Betty. "The Business of Life". CNBC. 

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