My Day Starts At…
I typically start my day at 6:30am, doing so from home because I’ve got a young kid and I like to, once the morning rush is over, drop them off at nursery.
I look at all the UK papers, see what [Bloomberg has] done overnight, and, more importantly, what we are missing. Someone tweeted that there should be a newsroom horror story called ‘Have we got that?’, and it’s true. Mornings are the time when you look at what your rivals have done and see whether you are all over the stories, whether you got the perspective right, whether you’ve told stories in the best way.
We have a news desk at Bloomberg that coordinates all regional coverage, so I talk to them to make sure we’ve got everything right as well. We have a morning call where we decide what we’ll focus on, whether there are any big scoops coming down the line.
Then, once all of that is done, I have to make sure that everyone working within my bureau is okay and all their needs are met.