YOUR MONEY-They had to start somewhere: First jobs of media stars

Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:59am EDT
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By Chris Taylor

NEW YORK Oct 22 (Reuters) - When Reuters asked some of the nation's finance gurus about their first jobs, we were taken aback by their down-to-earth answers.

Vanguard Group co-founder Jack Bogle? A pinsetter in a bowling alley. Abby Cohen, the famed strategist at Goldman Sachs? A mail sorter at New York's Kennedy Airport.

And so on, from shoeshiners to newspaper delivery boys to beer vendors at baseball games. Even superstars have to start somewhere.

To coincide with the belated September jobs report, we decided to pose the same question to a few of the media personalities who bring you the news every day.

What we discovered: These people may be engaging and authoritative on our TV screens, but their career origins are humble and eclectic.

Norah O'Donnell   Continued...