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 the Instagram Live show #YourMoneyStory, where she interviews personal finance influencers and high net-worth individuals about the core concepts of wealth. Young also hosts the Bloomberg Black Business Beat, a daily radio report covering the intersection of culture and commerce impacting Black audiences, available on Bloomberg Radio, 30+ affiliates around the United States, five of which are in top 10 markets; the Bloomberg Terminal and on Bloomberg.com. Previously, Young covered Markets for Bloomberg TV.
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 aired on Twitter and 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 (#JetOlympics2012); 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-chaired the Business Journalism Task Force and helped launch the new NABJ Entrepreneur Network as Co-chair. She has served as president and secretary for the NABJ 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 in 2021, Young was recognized in the Most Influential People of African Descent Top 100 Under 40 Edition in support of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024). Young resides in Jersey City, N.J., where she’s an avid volunteer at her church and in her community.
Behind the Scenes
My Mantra in Success:
Relationships are the most valuable currency you’ll hold