New York — Bloomberg Television announced today it has signed Trish Regan, former CNBC anchor and CBS News correspondent, as an anchor. The announcement was made by Andrew Morse, head of Bloomberg Television in the U.S.

Regan will co-anchor Bloomberg TV’s “Street Smart” which will air from 3-5 pm ET weekdays from Bloomberg Television’s global headquarters in New York, beginning January 9, 2012. She will also anchor a number of primetime specials and help lead anchor coverage of the 2012 Presidential election campaign for Bloomberg TV.

“Trish is an accomplished broadcast journalist and skilled reporter who has covered some of the most important global economic stories of our time,” said Morse. “She’ll play a key role on our Bloomberg team as we move forward with our goal of becoming the most influential business and financial news network.”

“I’m thrilled to join Bloomberg Television,” said Regan. “We’re at a critical moment where the ability to cover business, the economy, and politics has never been more important to the audience. Bloomberg has the worldwide resources to provide viewers with outstanding insight and true global coverage.”

An Emmy-nominated investigative journalist and author, Regan was previously an anchor at CNBC, where she also anchored primetime documentaries and reported on major economic news, including the U.S. banking collapse of 2008 and the European debt crisis. Among other stories, Regan reported from the G-8 summit in Germany, covered Brazil’s economic boom and challenges, and interviewed Colombian President Álvaro Uribe about investing in emerging markets. Regan also was a regular contributor to NBC’s “Nightly News with Brian Williams,” the “Today” show, and the syndicated “Chris Matthews Show.”

Regan joined CNBC from CBS News where she was a correspondent reporting for the “CBS Evening News” and a contributor to “Face the Nation” and “48 Hours.” Regan’s focus at CBS News was the U.S. economy. Regan is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and is a graduate of Columbia University.

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