Women Of Mercer

Meet Betty Liu

Bloomberg anchor and November #WomenOfMercer.

11/18/15

Of Mercer | Betty Liu | Bloomberg TV | #WomanOfMercerWhat is your go-to power outfit?

Whenever I want to feel bold and powerful, I choose a bold and powerful color and that is RED! I love how it projects on screen, whether it’s a dress or a shirt and skirt combo, and how it stands out among a crowd of dark suits and dresses. 

What is your next professional goal?

I feel very lucky to be where I am and I always want to grow more and give back more. If there is one area that still feels unexplored, it’s joining the entrepreneurial ranks. I feel I’m getting a nice taste of this with my new podcast, Radiate.

Think of the woman you most admire and name three qualities she exhibits.
The ideal woman is confident, generous and unafraid to be both powerful and feminine.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
I’ve gotten a lot of great advice through the years. Warren Buffett once said to me that money doesn’t really change you – it only makes you more of who you are. So if you’re nice, you’re even more nice with money and the opposite is true. It was great insight into who people are.

What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
Scuba dive off the coast of Sumba with my boys even though I’m a terrible swimmer. Once down at the bottom, it was beautiful.

What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
Playing around with my on-air colleagues and producers on Bloomberg TV. The antics that happen before the show, pranks we play on each other, it’s also part of how we decompress because putting on a daily live show can be very intense. 

What is your greatest indulgence?
Need I even say? Chocolate!

 Of Mercer | Betty Liu | #WomanOfMercer

Betty rocks The Hudson Dress and The Houston Blazer

About Betty:

The host of “Radiate,” Liu is also an anchor and editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television in New York. She regularly interviews influential business, political and media leaders including two former U.S. presidents, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, Julia Gillard, Julie Macklowe, Elon Musk, Teresa Taylor and many others.

Before joining Bloomberg Television, Liu was an anchor for CNBC Asia based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, she was the Atlanta bureau chief for the Financial Times where she covered a wide variety of topics from business to civil rights. Earlier in her career, Liu was the Taiwan bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires and a Hong Kong-based regional correspondent for the newswire. In 1997, she received a Dow Jones Newswires Award for her coverage of the Asian financial crisis.

She is also author of WorkSmarts: What CEOs Say You Need to Know to Get Ahead (Wiley, 2014).  

Liu was born in Hong Kong and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English. She lives in New Jersey with her twin sons.