Jon Bascom is a reporter for Bloomberg Radio. Based in Washington D.C., Bascom reports on world headlines and news for Bloomberg Radio’s “First Word” and “Bloomberg Surveillance” morning radio programming.
Bascom is a 40-year industry veteran. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2006, Bascom worked as a general assignment correspondent for more than two decades at ABC News, covering topics ranging from wars and hurricanes to presidential and congressional campaigns. While at ABC, Bascom earned two Peabody Awards for excellence in radio reporting. He is also a past president of the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association.
Bascom holds a bachelor’s degree in radio, television, and film from Northwestern University.