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

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.”

‘I Do Not Think Showtime Was a Brand that CBS Would Have Trusted Two Years Ago’

Showtime president of entertainment David Nevins was a guest on Bloomberg TV’s “Street Smart” Friday, and he had a few words about the long-running CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes.” CBS is a sister network to Showtime, and Showtime recently started airing “60 Minutes Sports,” a spin-off of the iconic series.

“’60 Minutes’ is one of the great brands in the history of television,” Nevins said to Bloomberg’s Trish Regan. “I do not think Showtime was a brand that CBS would have trusted two years ago, but now you get in that cycle of everything feeding into each other.”

The Ticker: Gasparino, Hollywood, Couric

  • Bloomberg TV is airing a special edition of “Street Smart” tomorrow live from Hollywood hosted by Trish Regan. The special will feature  leaders like Showtime entertainment chief David Nevins and “Modern Family” EP Steve Levitan, talking the biz of Hollywood.

  • Katie Couric talks to “Extra” about her cancer awareness work, and also weighs in on Matt Lauer at “Today.” “Everybody gets sort of criticized or whatever, maybe it’s Matt’s turn for whatever reason.”

Cable News Reports on the Death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

Shortly before 5pmET, the cable news networks turned their attention to breaking news that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has died from cancer.

Bloomberg TV’s Trish Regan reported Chavez’s death at 4:53pmET. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer followed at 4:55pmET, sourcing Venezuela television. MSNBC’s Martin Bashir was next at 4:57pmET, reporting that NBC News had confirmed Chavez’s death. Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros reported the news at the top of “The Five,” with the network getting independent conformation at 5:04pmET. Shepard Smith took over anchoring for FNC at 5:12pmET.

>Update: FNC went back to the “The Five” at 5:23pmET.

State of the Union Coverage: Biz Networks

All three business networks will provide live coverage of tonight’s State of the Union speech and Republican response.

On Fox Business, Neil Cavuto will anchor beginning at 9pmET. Cavuto will be joined by Peter Barnes and Rich Edson from Washington, DC. John Stossel will host a special edition of “Stossel,” featuring a live studio audience, at 11pmET.

CNBC will have two hours of live coverage beginning at 9pmET. Carl Quintanilla will anchor, with chief Washington correspondent John Harwood reporting from DC.

Bloomberg TV’s coverage also kicks of at 9pmET. Trish Regan will anchor, joined by chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook and White House correspondent Hans Nichols.

Roger Ailes, George Stephanopoulos, Tom Brokaw and Arianna Huffington Turn Out for CURE

Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod spent his final night with his mustache at New York’s Four Seasons Restaurant raising awareness — and money — for epilepsy research. Axelrod and his wife Susan hosted many Manhattan luminaries at the CURE New York reception at which Mayor Mike Bloomberg was presented an award for his support. In his brief remarks, Bloomberg caught sight of NBC’s Tom Brokaw in the crowd: “There’s Tom Brokaw. He’s my neighbor …. and my golf partner. Maybe he’ll even give me a few strokes next round.”

TVNewser spotted Fox News chairman Roger Ailes giving a warm hello to Susan Axelrod and Arianna Huffington as David Axelrod gave his remarks. The Axelrods established CURE: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy as the family struggled to come to terms with their daughter Lauren’s epilepsy. Now 31, Lauren experienced her first seizure at seven months old.

We chatted with “CBS This Morning” anchor Charlie Rose, who, with his co-hosts Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, is treating the “This Morning” staff to a holiday party next week. “It takes two jobs to be able to do it, but we’ll do it,” joked Rose, who also hosts “Charlie Rose” on PBS and Bloomberg TV.

Also at the event, organized for the most part by Tammy Haddad: “Good Morning America” and “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos and his wife Ali Wentworth, ABC political analyst

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The Ticker: Steinberg, Ricks, Regan…

  • The Weather Company has named Jeremy Steinberg senior vice president for digital ad sales. Steinberg comes from Fox News, where he has been VP of digital sales and business development for FNC and FBN since 2001.
  • Turns out Tom Ricks, whose Fox News appearance ended abruptly after he accused FNC of “hyping” the Benghazi attack, has problems with MSNBC too. The Washington Post reports he declined an invitation to appear: “I said, ‘You’re just like Fox, but not as good at it.’ They wrote back and said, ‘Thank you for your candor.’”
  • Trish Regan is hosting a fiscal cliff summit on her 4pmET Bloomberg program this afternoon. Regan will interview a panel of prominent guests on how the economic, defense and financial industries are preparing.

Bloomberg TV’s Election Night Plans

Bloomberg TV’s election night coverage kicks off at 7pmET Tuesday with a special edition of “Bloomberg Surveillance,” hosted by Tom Keene. Keene will be joined by Sara Eisen and Scarlet Fu  in New York.

Trish Regan will anchor the network’s main election coverage beginning at 8pmET. Regan will be joined by Washington editor Al Hunt and political analyst Matthew Dowd. Bloomberg’s White House correspondent Julianna Goldman will be live at the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago. Megan Hughes will be in New York and national correspondent Carol Massar will be in Hamilton County, Ohio.

More in Bloomberg’s release, after the jump. Read more

‘Street Smart’ Live From Ohio Ahead of Election Day

Bloomberg TV’s Trish Regan  and Adam Johnson are anchoring “Street Smart” from Ohio today as the Presidential candidates enter their final weekend campaigning.  The show originates from the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati and will focus on taking the pulse of the local economy in the battleground state.

Regan was interviewed by the Cincinnati Business Courier:

I really think it’s the epicenter of this election because Ohio is so important and because jobs matter so much in this economy. It’s also neck and neck right now, which makes it an interesting place to be as a journalist…

We wanted to be on the front lines of this election, and this is really where it’s at. Ohio is it.

With Markets Closed, Business Networks Shift to Hurricane Coverage

The three business networks have turned their focus to severe weather coverage today as Hurricane Sandy forced the close of the stock markets. Bloomberg TV, Fox Business and CNBC have all set special coverage plans for today that focus on the economic impact of the storm, expected to make landfall later today.

Bloomberg TV will shift into special Hurricane Sandy coverage at 1pmET, which is when the storm’s intensity is supposed to increase on the East Coast. Stephanie Ruhle and Erik Schatzker anchor the 1pmET hour, Betty Liu anchors the 2pmET hour and Trish Regan and Adam Johnson anchor from 3-6pmET. Meteorologist Bonnie Schneider is handling weather forecasts.

Fox Business broadcast a special report in place of “Imus in the Morning” this morning, anchored by Dagen McDowell and Connell McShane. FBN’s Robert Gray is in Battery Park and Sandra Smith is at the CME throughout the day. Neil Cavuto will host primetime coverage of the storm tonight beginning at 7pmET.

CNBC will have regular programming until 7pmET. The network is replacing “The Kudlow Report” with a live two-hour special report anchored by Bill Griffeth and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

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