Deirdre Bolton | News Anchor
Communications Expert, Television Show Creator, Journalist
Deirdre Bolton is an established communications expert, journalist, creative thinker, mentor and thought leader. She has built and presented numerous TV shows at Bloomberg and Fox Business Network that cover public markets and private markets, politics, and pop culture. She has led compelling and compassionate coverage from tragedies on site on 9/11, from the NYSE, and from numerous locations around Paris during the 2015 Paris Terrorist Attacks. Deirdre is a great translator; during the 2008-2009 Credit Crisis, she explained in layman’s terms what was happening in the markets to an assumed non-financial audience, 6-days per week for CBS’ Early Show. Also, in the Primary Season of the 2016 US Presidential Election, Deirdre provided numerical and contextual analysis of delegate counts across the country, on an interactive OneTouchMap.
While well-versed in the specifics of many industries, Deirdre especially enjoys being connected to entrepreneurs at all levels, from the truly amazing and inspirational teens at the “Girls Who Code” summer programs to conducting feature interviews with legendary tech investors such as Ben Horowitz, Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, Mark Cuban, Fred Wilson and others.
Deirdre is known for her thoughtful and succinct questions with high-profile investors including Blackstone’s Jon Gray, Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman, Apollo’s Gary Parr, Carlyle Group’s David Rubenstein and numerous others. Her style of interviewing has created unique, personal exchanges with professional athletes such as tennis’ Billie Jean King, Venus Williams; football’s Victor Cruz, Plaxico Burress; track’s Lolo Jones and many others. She has also invited actors such as James Franco, Mark Wahlberg, Dule Hill and George Takei on to her shows, to her audience’s delight. Deirdre is a focused listener and as a result, the viewer gets a richer quality of conversation.
Bolton is a dynamic speaker and moderator; she has headlined key conversations for large gatherings with some of the world's top business minds. One of note: her fireside chat with Former Deputy Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, in front of thousands, at The World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, South Korea.
Bolton began her career in institutional equity sales at CDC North America and Société Générale. She completed most of her undergraduate and graduate coursework in France, and holds a degree in English and French literature from the University of Iowa and a master's degree from New York University. Bolton has lived in Paris, London, and Singapore, in addition to her current home in New York City, where she is raising two boys and a mischievous dog.