Kathleen Hays is the host of Bloomberg Radio’s Taking Stock, a weekday program that covers the forces driving the US and global markets. Previously, she was an on-air and online economics correspondent at CNN, CNNfn, and CNBC, where she served as a host, correspondent, and commentator for numerous programs, including Squawk Box. Ms. Hays began her career as a print journalist, initially serving as a founder, director, economics correspondent, and New York bureau chief at Market News International, a financial news service. She also covered domestic and global bond and currency markets as well as central bank policy for Reuters and later worked as an economics correspondent and New York bureau chief for Investor’s Business Daily. Ms. Hays holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics from Stanford University.