Chief Washington Correspondent, Bloomberg Television
Peter Cook is Bloomberg Television’s chief Washington correspondent, providing in-depth coverage of Congress, the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and regulatory and legislative issues from Washington D.C.
Cook, who joined Bloomberg Television in 2003, has interviewed numerous political and business leaders including U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Google Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt, JP Morgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon as well as Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally. Cook anchored Bloomberg Television's primary and election night coverage during the 2008 presidential election and conducted interviews with all the major candidates.
Cook's reporting has taken him to China with President Barack Obama and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson as well as the Middle East and Beijing with current Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. He also covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for Bloomberg Television.
Prior to joining Bloomberg Television, Cook was a producer and reporter for NBC News and MSNBC in Washington. Before that, he helped launch EnergyNewsLive.com as news director and Washington bureau chief. Cook also spent ten years as a local news anchor and reporter.
The son of a former Newsweek Rome bureau chief, Cook lived in Italy in his early youth. Cook is a graduate of Duke University and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.