Mark Barton is a London-based anchor for Bloomberg Television and the co-host of 'Countdown' with Anna Edwards. Broadcast live from London, the show sets the agenda for the entire business day in a way that entertains and informs the viewer.
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 conducted thousands of interviews during his Bloomberg career, 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, former ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet, former US Treasury Secretary John Snow, Iceland President Olafur R. Grimsson, former Israeli Vice-Prime Minister Shimon Peres and former South African President FW De Klerk.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in History from Royal Holloway, University of London, Barton began his career in journalism as an intern at Bloomberg News.