LONDON — Bloomberg Television today announces Anna Edwards has joined the network as a new London-based co-anchor of ’Countdown’ with Mark Barton.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Edwards spent eight years at CNBC Europe co-presenting ’Squawk Box Europe’, ’Capital Connection’, ’European Closing Bell’ and ’Europe Tonight’. Most recently she was presenting ’World Business Today’ on CNN International.

Malcolm Fried, head of Bloomberg Television in Europe says: “Before pursuing her career in business and financial news broadcasting, Anna was an equity analyst at UBS. She brings a high level of analysis and perspective to her reporting and has a great deal of relevant experience. Anna is a strong addition to the Bloomberg Television presenting team here in Europe having covered many major global economic and financial events, interviewed countless business leaders and her experience of reporting on the rapidly moving developments in the markets will enhance our current output.”

’Countdown’ airs on Bloomberg Television from 6am – 8am (UK) offering weekday commentary on the markets, analysing the close of the Asia business day while looking ahead as the markets open in Europe.

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