Mark Barton is a London-based anchor on Bloomberg Television. He is the co-host of "Countdown", the agenda-setting morning program shaping the European business day for viewers.
Barton is the longest serving presenter on Bloomberg Television in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He started his career as an intern at Bloomberg News in March 1995 and within six months became one of the first five journalists to join Bloomberg Television's new European team in London. Since then, Barton has witnessed - and been an integral part of - the transformation of Bloomberg Television into the influential global business news network it is today.
As an anchor and reporter, Barton has covered and analyzed the biggest global economic, financial and geopolitical events of the past two decades. These include the Asian and Russian crises of the late 1990s, the technology boom and bust, 9/11, four U.K. general elections, as well as the 2008 global financial crisis and its after effects.
Barton has conducted interviews with countless world leaders, finance ministers, central bankers and chief executives including Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Boeing CEO James McNerney, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser, WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher, ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet, US Treasury Secretary John Snow, Iceland President Olafur R. Grimsson, Israeli Vice-Prime Minister Shimon Peres and former South African President FW De Klerk.
Barton graduated with a bachelor's degree in History from Royal Holloway, University of London.