Francine Lacqua is an award-winning London-based anchor for Bloomberg Television. She anchors the daily weekday program “The Pulse with Francine Lacqua’ which features exclusive interviews with high profile guests from the worlds of global business, economics, finance and politics.
She also presents “Leaders with Lacqua,” a special TV series in which she sits down with top CEOs, entrepreneurs and public figures in London and on location. Francine and David Merritt co-host Bloomberg’s weekly In The City Podcast, which aims to get ahead of the trends and conversations that are shaping the City of London, talking to the people that matter in the Square Mile and wider metropolis.
Since joining Bloomberg in 2000, Lacqua has covered World Economic Forums in Davos, IMF meetings in Washington, G20 meetings, the EU Leaders Summit and OPEC. She has also anchored coverage of Brexit, the collapse of Credit Suisse and 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 high-profile figures including: French President Emmanuel Macron, ECB President Christine Lagarde, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon, Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as well as Billionaire financier George Soros and former ECB President Mario Draghi. .She has also interviewed finance ministers from South Korea, Russia, France, Mexico, Italy and Greece, as well as moderating televised debates from the World Economic Forum in Davos and the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra.
In 2018, Lacqua received the Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy (Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia). The decoration, honoring Italians living abroad who promote national prestige and co-operation with the nation, was presented by the Italian Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta on behalf of the president of Italy.
In 2013 Lacqua won ‘International TV Personality of the Year’ at the AIB Media Awards. She was previously nominated in 2009 and 2010. In 2012, she was part of the Bloomberg team that won the OPEC award for ‘Public Interest Reporting’. 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.