Trish Regan

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Trish Regan
Born Tricia Ann Regan
(1972-12-13) December 13, 1972 (age 42)[1]
Hampton, New Hampshire
Education Columbia University
Occupation Television host, journalist, author
Notable credit(s) CBS News Correspondent (2002–2007)
CNBC Anchor & Reporter (2007–2011)
NBC News Contributor (2007–2011)
Bloomberg TV Anchor (2012–present)
Spouse(s) James A. Ben (2001–present)
Children Alexandra (2009/12), Elizabeth (2009/12), Jamie (2012/7).

Tricia Ann "Trish" Regan ' (born December 13, 1972) is an American television host, Emmy nominated investigative journalist and author. She is the host of Street Smart with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television during the close of U.S. trading from 3–5pm EST and is a featured columnist in USA TODAY. Previously, as an anchor at CNBC, she provided economic analysis and reporting for the NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC and The Chris Matthews Show.[2] During her tenure at CNBC, Regan also appeared regularly as a news anchor on The Weekend Today Show. She is the creator and host of CNBC's two most highly rated documentaries which air in primetime on the network, and from 2007–2011, Regan hosted CNBC's highly rated daily program The Call.

Early life[edit]

Regan was born in Hampton, New Hampshire and graduated cum laude in 2000 from Columbia University with a bachelor's degree in U.S. history. She is also an honors graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy. She was Miss New Hampshire 1993 and represented her home state in the Miss America 1994 pageant.[3][4] Regan won the first annual Bernard Wayne Award with the most promise in the performing arts. Regan studied opera, or singing, in Graz, Austria, and at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston before enrolling at Columbia. While she was in high school, Regan was awarded first place in the Harvard Musical Association's competition. In 2001, she married investment banker James A. Ben.

Television career[edit]

Regan joined CNBC from CBS News where she was a correspondent reporting for the CBS Evening News.[5] She also contributed to Face the Nation [6] and 48 Hours.[7] Regan's focus at CBS was information relating to the United States economy. She reported on economic policy issues regarding healthcare insurance,[8] privatizing social security,[9] and government pensions. Regan also reported extensively on Latin America's political and economic affairs including a series on terrorist fundraising in South America, as a continent. Her work on the terror connection between the Tri-Border region of South America and Islamic terrorist groups earned her an Emmy for Investigative Reporting in 2007.[10] Additionally, Regan covered prominent national events including the Enron scandal, the 2006 mid-term Congressional elections, the 2006 State of the Union Address, and the three major hurricanes to hit the United States in 2005: Katrina, Rita and Wilma.

During her tenure at CBS News, Regan was a correspondent for MarketWatch where,[11] in 2002, her work at CBS MarketWatch earned her, the Most Outstanding Young Broadcast Journalist Under 30 Award, from the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists. Regan anchored for the CBS-owned station in San Francisco, California. After such tenor, Regan was a correspondent at Bloomberg Television.[12]

During her tenure at CNBC, Regan’s in-depth special on the underground marijuana industry, "Marijuana Inc: Inside America’s Pot Industry," became the most watched special in CNBC's history.[13] According to networks advertisements for her follow-up documentary, in its first few months of airing, thirty-eight million people viewed her first special which resulted in the most watched CNBC original program ever produced to date. Regan was nominated for a Best Documentary Emmy Award while also earning a Gerald Loeb nomination for her documentary work on “Against the Tide: The Battle for New Orleans” – an investigative piece on the New Orleans levee system, post-Katrina. Regan covered a series of global economic stories for CNBC and NBC News including the U.S. banking panic of 2007-2008 and the subsequent recession of 2009. In 2010, from Portugal, she reported extensively on the European sovereign-debt crisis while also at the G8 summit in Germany she focused on U.S.–Russia relations. She has also reported on Brazil's economic boom and challenges, the potential advantages of the Canadian sub-Arctic oil sands and traveled to Bogotá, Colombia where she interviewed President Álvaro Uribe[14] while reporting from the city of Medellín for a look at emerging market investing. For CNBC, Regan also reported on the link between piracy and terrorist organizations from Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, a region in South America known as the Tri-Border, which is considered one of the most dangerous in world. Regan formally departed CNBC in March 2011.[15][16] In December 2011, it was announced and confirmed that Regan would be joining Bloomberg TV as the anchor of Street Smart; it is a live daily program covering the market close as well business news from 3–5pm EST.[17]

Personal life[edit]

In April 2006, the Houston Chronicle named her one of ten women in broadcast news to watch and stated, "she shows exceptional ability to report. She's a future star." In August 2009, Regan’s name was the clue to the NY Times Crossword Puzzle. The clue was: “CNBC Host Trish.” In 2010, Regan was featured on the list of “Top 30 Irish Americans in Media.” [18] Regan is a confirmed member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent and non-partisan member organization composed of journalists, and public figures. In December 2013, the readers of Business Insider declared Regan their favorite female financial news anchor.[19]

Her book, Joint Ventures: Inside America's Almost Legal Marijuana Industry, was released on April 19, 2011.[20][21] Prior to the premiere of her documentary, Marijuana USA, she told a marijuana blog, "I have not tried marijuana. I've never smoked a cigarette." [22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.christianbookstore.net/trish-regan/homepage.html
  2. ^ "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams". MSNBC. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  3. ^ "Miss NH in Review". Miss New Hampshire. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Plevin, Nancy (September 19, 1993). "Miss N.H. doesn't make it to finals". The Sunday Telegraph (Nashua, NH). Associated Press. p. B7. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Trish Regan joins CNBC...". Inside Cable News. March 12, 2007. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  6. ^ "Face the Nation". CBS News. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  7. ^ "48 Hours". CBS News. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  8. ^ "Mass. Passes Landmark Health Care Bill". CBS News. 2006-04-05. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  9. ^ Holguin, Jaime. "Chile's Privatized SS Plan". CBS News. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  10. ^ "National Emmy Award nomination". February 11, 2009. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  11. ^ "MarketWatch". Marketwatch.com. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  12. ^ "Bloomberg Television". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  13. ^ "Marijuana Inc:Inside America's Pot Boom". CNBC. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  14. ^ "Investing in Colombia: Video Roundup". CNBC. 2007-07-25. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  15. ^ Regan, Trish; Fisher, Andrew (2007-10-04). "In Paraguay, Piracy Bleeds U.S. Profits, Aids Terrorists". CNBC. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  16. ^ Regan, Trish (2007-10-03). "A Diary From A Dangerous Place". CNBC. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  17. ^ O'Shea, Chris (2011-12-19). "Trish Regan Joins Bloomberg TV". FishbowlNY. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  18. ^ "IrishCentral". IrishCentral. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  19. ^ "SURVEY RESULTS: Here's What Business Insider Readers Like For Financial TV". Business Insider. 
  20. ^ "An Inside Look at America's Pot Industry". CNBC. 2010-04-20. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  21. ^ "Joint Ventures: Inside America's Almost Legal Marijuana Industry: Trish Regan: 9780470559079". Amazon. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  22. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Trish Regan of CNBC's 'Marijuana USA'". Toke of the Town. 2010-12-06. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 

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