Ted Merz, former New York bureau chief and managing editor of the Americas for Bloomberg News, has left the organization.
He writes on LinkedIn, “In 1990, I was the 15th person hired by Matt Winkler the year he started Bloomberg News. I summarized media articles for a year and then started covering emerging market debt.
“Interest in Latin America was exploding as countries privatized companies, opened trade and re-negotiated debt. I was asked to build a team in the region. It grew to 40 people in a few years.
“I went on to serve within Bloomberg News as global head of emerging markets, co-head of Europe and Asia, New York Bureau Chief and Managing Editor for the Americas.
“In 2006, I left the editorial department to join the nascent News Product team. I’ve spent the last 16 years on the business side building news applications, half of the time as the global head of the group.
“We expanded the sources on the Terminal to include web links and content from the New York Times and 150 other sources. The Terminal now carries 2 million stories a day, up from 10,000 in 2006.”
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