Peter Cook is Bloomberg Television’s chief Washington correspondent and the host of "Capitol Gains," which airs on Bloomberg Television and WUSA in Washington, D.C. on Sundays. He covers the intersection between business and government in Washington and reports on the Obama administration, Congress, the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve, the Pentagon and regulatory agencies.
Cook, who joined Bloomberg Television in 2003, regularly talks to the key decision makers setting government policy. He has interviewed President Obama, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, top regulators such as SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and world leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Cook's reporting at Bloomberg has taken him around the world. He covered President Obama's first trip to China, and traveled through Europe with Treasury Secretary Geithner during the European debt crisis. Cook also regularly talks to business leaders impacted by government policy including JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, Honeywell Chairman and CEO David Cote and Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally.
Prior to joining Bloomberg Television, Cook was a producer and reporter for NBC News and MSNBC in Washington. Before that, he helped launch EnergyNewsLive.com as news director and Washington bureau chief. Cook also spent ten years as a local news anchor and reporter.
The son of a former Newsweek Rome bureau chief, Cook lived in Italy in his early youth. Cook is a graduate of Duke University and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.