Pollock named editor of Bloomberg Businessweek
She will be the first woman editor to lead the magazine since its founding in 1929. Pollock has been with Businessweek since 2007. She was previously with The Wall Street Journal for 18 years and is the author of two books.
Bloomberg editor in chief John Micklethwait said, “Ellen is an editor of the highest caliber. In more than 25 years at the Wall Street Journal and Businessweek, she has covered some of the biggest stories in global business and finance, and has overseen multiple Pulitzer Prize winning stories. We’re thrilled.”
Tyrangiel, Bloomberg chief content officer and editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, shared with colleagues earlier Thursday that he has made the decision to leave the company to consider new opportunities. After six years at Bloomberg, his last day will be Friday, Oct. 2.
Tyrangiel said about Pollock: “She’s an inspiration — and the best editor I’ve ever worked with. The magazine would be no good, and no fun, without her.”
At The Journal, Pollock served as deputy Page One editor, responsible for managing the senior group of writers on the Page One staff, and edited many prominent pieces, including much of the series on corporate scandals that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. Pollock also supervised a series about living with cancer that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for beat reporting.
Previously, Pollock was a senior writer at The Wall Street Journal, reporting on such topics as corporate fraud, shareholder activism, and the Whitewater scandal, and an editor specializing in legal issues. Prior to joining WSJ in 1989, she was a reporter at The American Lawyer magazine and editor of The Manhattan Lawyer, a weekly.
Pollock is the author of “The Pretender: How Martin Frankel Fooled the Financial World and Led the Feds on One of the Most Publicized Manhunts In History” (2002; Wall Street Journal Books/Simon & Schuster) and “Turks & Brahmins” (1991; Simon & Schuster) about a revolution inside a Wall Street law firm.
Reto Gregori, a member of the editorial management committee, will be the interim head of magazines, overseeing Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets and Bloomberg Pursuits, and Bloomberg’s investigative unit.