Bloomberg News has tapped Eric Weiner to lead its coverage of U.S. markets.
Weiner has been team leader for Markets Live in the Americas at Bloomberg News. Previously, he led the organization’s coverage of exchange-traded funds, and before that he headed distressed debt coverage.
Prior to joining Bloomberg, he was director of communications and senior editor at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, a global economics think tank created by George Soros.
He is the author of two books. “What Goes Up,” an oral history of Wall Street from the Great Depression through the Internet bubble and the 9/11 attacks, was published by Little, Brown and Co. in 2005 and was named one of the year’s best books by Barron’s and Kiplinger’s.
“The Shadow Market,” an examination of the influence of sovereign wealth and state capitalism on the global economy, was published by Scribner in 2010 and was named one of the year’s best books by BusinessWeek.
A business and financial journalist for more than 25 years, he has been an editor, columnist, and Wall Street reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and has written for The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and numerous other major publications.
Prior to entering journalism, he was a communications aide to former New Jersey Governor Jim Florio.