Andrea Catherwood

Andrea Catherwood
Andrea Catherwood

Andrea Catherwood is  the London based anchor and host of Bloomberg Television’s weekday business and politics program, “Last Word," which offers real-time analysis of breaking stories, exclusive interviews with global newsmakers and coverage of the last hour of trading in European markets.

Andrea has a wealth of international news experience. Throughout her career, she has interviewed various world leaders including former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, Burmese human rights leader Aung San Suu Kyi and major politicians including the last four British Prime Ministers.  Since joining Bloomberg Television in 2009, Andrea has interviewed George Osborne, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser, Royal Bank of Scotland CEO Stephen Hester, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Jim O'Neill, Greek Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou, President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson of Iceland and Prince Andrew, along with countless other internationsl financial and political leaders.

Prior to joining Bloomberg Television, Andrea anchored and reported for ITV1 for over ten years.  She has covered major news stories in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Mozambique and Guantanamo Bay. She anchored from London’s 2007 bombings, New York City post-9/11, the frontlines of Baghdad, and covertly with British Forces in Iraq. She was also the first British journalist into Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan after the city fell to the Northern Alliance in 2001. There, she compiled a number of exclusive reports, including an interview with warlord General Dostum before she was injured in a suicide grenade attack.

From 2006, Andrea anchored three series of ITV's flagship Sunday morning politics show, "The Sunday Edition", conducting hard-hitting in-depth interviews with Britain's leading politicians. 

Prior to joining ITN, Andrea was based in Hong Kong for five years as anchor and reporter for CNBC Asia, travelling extesively around southeast Asia and covered the hanndover of Hong Kong. 

Andrea began her career at BBC Northern Ireland and UTV, where she covered politics and daily news during the Troubles. 

She was born and raised in Northern Ireland, and earned an honors degree in law from the University of Manchester.

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