E22: Business News Anchor Jon Erlichman

The Unlimited Podcast by Ginsler Wealth

19-05-2023 • 49 mins

On this episode of The Unlimited Podcast, BNN Bloomberg news anchor Jon Erlichman joins Brian for an interesting "behind-the-scenes" look at what it's like to be a business journalist.

Brian and Jon discuss what it takes to be "on" all the time, what makes a great interview, some stories from Jon's celebrity interviews, and much more!

Jon Erlichman anchors BNN Bloomberg’s morning program, The Open, which airs every weekday. He also serves as co-host of Bloomberg’s global program "Bloomberg Markets,” which airs weekdays as well. Erlichman has a background as a scoop-oriented reporter, an accomplished interviewer of top global CEOs and a digital innovator. On BNN he has interviewed too many high profile Canadian CEOs and business leaders to name. Erlichman has interviewed athletes such as Connor McDavid, entertainers such as Robert DeNiro, Ice Cube, Dan Aykroyd and Charli XCX, and entertainment industry players including Brian Grazer, Jerry Bruckheimer, Disney’s Michael Eisner, Ron Howard and Jon Favreau, leading investors such as David Einhorn and Michael Burry, and media and tech leaders including Barry Diller and Jimmy Iovine. Among other roles, Erlichman previously served as a correspondent for ABC News in Los Angeles, an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg Television in New York, and in San Francisco with “Bloomberg Technology”. Beyond his traditional news experience, Erlichman is passionate about digital media. In 2015, he helped launch Parachute TV, the first live streaming TV channel on Twitter’s Periscope app and he himself has more than 100,000 followers across all social media platforms.

Click herefor Jon's full bio from BNN Bloomberg.

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0:00 Intro & Disclaimer

3:34 Jon's career path

6:28 How does Jon get ready to be 'On Air'?

13:58 What broadcasting from home during COVID was like

18:35 How does rapid information accessibility affect the newsroom environment?

22:37 What is the role of the media in sharing information?

25:25 Balancing short-term and long-term market reporting

29:15 Jon's tips for a good interview

34:44 Jon's experience interviewing Kobe Bryant

40:13 When has Jon been 'Starstruck'? Hint..."are you talkin' to me?"

43:03 Dealing with 'bloopers' in the newsroom

46:03 If Jon could do anything, what would it be?

47:48 Outro