John Micklethwait Named Editor-In-Chief At Bloomberg News
December 10, 2014 at 4:00 AM (PT)
BLOOMBERG NEWS Editor-in-Chief MATTHEW WINKLER is stepping aside and THE ECONOMIST Editor-in-Chief JOHN MICKLETHWAIT is joining BLOOMBERG to succeed WINKLER as EIC, effective early in 2015. WINKLER, who has been with BLOOMBERG since 1990, will serve as Editor-in-Chief Emeritus.
Founder and Majority Shareholder MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG, who recently returned to overseeing the company after serving as Mayor of NEW YORK CITY, said, “Hiring MATT WINKLER 25 years ago was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. He has accomplished more than either of us thought possible back then, and thanks to his exceptional leadership, BLOOMBERG has set a new standard for journalistic excellence. His experience will be enormously beneficial to me as I re-assume full-time leadership of the company.
“There is no one better qualified to build on MATT’s legacy than JOHN MICKLETHWAIT. He has done an extraordinary job at THE ECONOMIST, and as one of the world’s smartest thinkers on the forces of globalization, he is a perfect fit for BLOOMBERG. We are thrilled that he will be joining our leadership team.”