Mark Barton is a London-based anchor for Bloomberg Television and the co-host of "Countdown." The program straddles the Asian and European business day, offering analysis of the top market-moving equity, bond, currency and commodity stories from across the globe. Barton, who joined Bloomberg in 1995, has covered many global economic, financial, and political events including four U.K. general elections, the 1997 Asian debt crisis, the Russian financial crisis, the dot-com boom and crash, the adoption of the European single currency, the global credit crisis and the European sovereign debt crisis.
Barton has also interviewed a number of international business leaders for Bloomberg Television including European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, WPP Group CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, Virgin Group founder and Chairman Sir Richard Branson and Bob Diamond, President of Barclays PLC.
After graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London, Barton began his career in journalism as an intern at Bloomberg News.