Bloomberg TV’s Dominic Chu: Newsrooms Are Like Trading Desks

By Donya Blaze Comment

domchu (1).jpgBloomberg Television’s Dominic Chu got his start in the industry without any experience in broadcast journalism. In fact, he was working as a Wall Street trader when he responded to a casting call embedded in one of the tickers on

“There are a lot of similarities between a full-throttle newsroom and a trading desk on a trading floor. You’re being blitzed with all kinds of information, and you have to make heads or tails of it in a coherent fashion in as quick a time as possible,” he recalled in a Mediabistro interview.

“It’s kind of like trading during times when there are volatile markets or big economic data releases. You have to deal with lots of information on a real-time basis. I think that that was probably the thing that most prepared me for this kind of job, because in an organization like Bloomberg you’re dealing with a lot of breaking news all the time.”

Read the full interview in So What Do You Do, Dominic Chu?