Wednesday, October 30, 2013

~ Francine Lacqua ~ Reptilian Shapeshifter ~


 Francine Lacqua is a London-based anchor and editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television. She hosts the weekday program, "On the Move with Francine Lacqua," where she reports from major events around the world and interviews key global political, economic and business leaders. Lacqua also co-hosts "The Pulse with Guy Johnson and Francine Lacqua," covering top international business, economic and market-moving stories from Bloomberg Television's London studio.

Since joining Bloomberg in 2000, Lacqua has covered the World Economic Forum in Davos, IMF in Washington, G20 meetings, the EU Leaders Summit and OPEC. She also led Bloomberg Television's coverage of the Italian and French elections where she was one of the first international reporters to interview cabinet members.

While at Bloomberg, Lacqua has interviewed UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, IMF managing directors Christine Lagarde and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, World Bank President Robert Zoellick, Billionaire financier George Soros, Italian PM Mario Monti and ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet, among others. She has also interviewed finance ministers from South Korea, Russia, France, Mexico, Italy and Greece, as well as moderated televised debates from the World Economic Forum in Davos and the European Economic Governance package.

Lacqua also hosts, "Eye to Eye," a special series where she sits down with top CEOs, entrepreneurs and public figures inside the world's most iconic Ferris wheel, the London Eye.

Francine Lacqua
Lacqua was part of the Bloomberg team that won the OPEC award for Public Interest Reporting in 2012 and she was nominated in 2009 and 2010 for "Television Personality of the Year" at the AIB Awards. She has an LLB in English law from King's College in London and earned her undergraduate degree at the Sorbonne. She is fluent in French and Italian.