Business 100 – 2016

Vonnie Quinn/Bloomberg L.P.

As a New York-based anchor at Bloomberg TV, Vonnie Quinn presents Bloomberg Markets Americas daily, engaging with global discussions on economics, finance, investment, and geopolitics.

Born in Co. Limerick, Vonnie moved stateside in 2004, joining Bloomberg in 2006 after the completion of her studies at Columbia University, where she earned an M.A. and M.S. in journalism. Now internationally recognized, she has been awarded the ABC Frank Reynolds Fellowship, a French government medal, a Swiss Government Scholarship, and a National University of Ireland Travelling Studentship.

The family of Vonnie’s father is based in Clooneybeirne, Co. Roscommon, and her mother’s in Nine-Mile-House, Co. Tipperary. “My mother was the first Tipperary woman to be hired as a Pan American air-stewardess,” says Vonnie. “My dad traveled the world as chief civil engineer for Ireland’s electricity supply board. I’m proud to continue the family tradition of representing an Irish upbringing (full of music, dance, culture and education) on a global stage.” She adds, “Being Irish, to me, means having an unbounded curiosity about the world.”