This dynamic, hour-long newsmagazine is a power breakfast that feeds everybody's favorite subject—money. The First Word delivers breaking news, market updates, and personal finance, investment and career tips. Our anchors start the trading day at dawn in New York, working with BLOOMBERG® NEWS reporters in London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong to prepare listeners for the day ahead covering topics such as business news, financial market updates, previews of the most active stocks overseas, and newsmaker interviews.
Ken Prewitt is a weekday anchor for Bloomberg Radio, where he serves as host of "First Word". Since joining Bloomberg Radio in 2005, Prewitt has interviewed numerous high-profile newsmakers including former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, New York Governor David Paterson, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens, MLB Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford and financial analyst Mario Gabelli.
Prior to joining Bloomberg Radio, Ken Prewitt spent several years in both radio and print, working for The Wall Street Journal and The Wall Street Journal Radio Network, Money Magazine (for which he conducted business reports on WCBS radio New York) and ABC News.
Earlier in his career, Prewitt served as a news reporter and disc jockey at radio stations in Cleveland and North Carolina.