Francine Lacqua is an award-winning, London-based anchor for Bloomberg Television. She anchors the weekday program "The Pulse", delivering deep analysis of the biggest business and finance stories live from Bloomberg Television's London studio, as well as “Bloomberg Surveillance” with Tom Keene, where she provides insight on global markets and the top business stories of the day. She also presents "Leaders with Lacqua," a special series where she sits down with top CEOs, entrepreneurs and public figures.
Since joining Bloomberg in 2000, Lacqua has covered the World Economic Forum in Davos, IMF in Washington, G20 meetings, the EU Leaders Summit and OPEC. She also led Bloomberg Television's coverage of the Italian and French elections where she was one of the first international reporters to interview cabinet members.
While at Bloomberg, Lacqua has interviewed high-profile figures such as former UK Prime Minister David Cameron, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Billionaire financier George Soros, former Italian PM Mario Monti and ECB President Mario Draghi. She has also interviewed finance ministers from South Korea, Russia, France, Mexico, Italy and Greece, as well as moderating televised debates from the World Economic Forum in Davos and the European Economic Governance package.
Lacqua also hosts "Eye to Eye," a special series where she sits down with top CEOs, entrepreneurs and public figures inside the world's most iconic Ferris wheel, the London Eye.
In 2013 Lacqua won 'International TV Personality of the Year' at the AIB Media Awards. She was previously nominated in 2009 and 2010. In 2012, she was part of the Bloomberg team that won the OPEC award for 'Public Interest Reporting'. She has an LLB in English law from King’s College in London and earned her undergraduate degree at the Sorbonne. She is fluent in French and Italian.