Trish Regan Got Her Start in TV By Agreeing to ‘Work Every Single Holiday’


By Merrill Knox Comment

Bloomberg TV’s Trish Regan does a Q+A in the May issue of Resident magazine. The “Street Smart” anchor — who originally wanted to be an opera singer — talks about how she ended up in television:

I got a lot of exposure to the financial community through internships during school summers. First at a hedge fund and then as an analyst in at Goldman Sachs. At Goldman, I worked on the emerging debt markets desk and really liked it. I was analyzing the economic and political consequences of what was going on in Latin America and thought that was what I was going to do upon graduation. They made me a job offer, and I had every intention of going, except in my senior year I interned at NBC Nightly News and suddenly, everything made sense. I’d found my calling.

How did you land that job?

I just sent in an application and told them I would work every single holiday! They needed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s covered, and I said, “I’m your girl.”

Regan also talks about her upcoming projects, including a series of reports on Brazil’s economy which air next week on “Street Smart.”