Renita Young is a New York-based correspondent for Bloomberg Radio, TV and Quicktake, the company’s 24-hour streaming news platform. She’s host of #YourMoneyStory, Bloomberg Quicktake’s first live personal finance talk show airing weekly on Fridays, where she interviews personal finance influencers and high net-worth individuals about their journey to wealth and how people can create their own. Young also hosts the Bloomberg Black Business Beat, a daily radio report covering the intersection of culture and commerce. Previously, Young covered Markets for Bloomberg TV and Radio.
Prior to Bloomberg, Young worked with Reuters where she covered commodities and launched #GoldWach, the company’s first personal finance-style social media show uncovering trends in the gold market. It gained an average of more than 150,000 views per weekend. She reported for Reuters TV and USA Today on milestone events including President Barack Obama’s farewell address and Chicago gun laws. During 2012, Young took Jet Magazine to the London Olympics by managing its Twitter feed; she also was a BBC TV and Radio contributor. Young launched her business news reporting career at K24-TV in Nairobi, Kenya’s first local 24-hour news network. Young has also worked with WBBM and WVON radio stations in Chicago, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune in Louisiana and AOL.com, among other media companies.
A native Chicagoan, Young holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and English from DePaul University and an MS in Broadcast Journalism specializing in Business from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.
An Active National Association of Black Journalists member, Young co-chairs the Business Journalism Task Force and Entrepreneurship Network, and has served as president and secretary for the Chicago Chapter as well as a Baton Rouge Chapter mentor. She was also a board member for the Chicago Headline Club, the area’s branch of the Society of Professional Journalists, has been recognized in the Chicago Defender’s inaugural “Top 40 Under 40 to Watch” class and is an avid volunteer in her community.