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Bloomberg adds three to editing ranks

July 27, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Bloomberg News managing editor for global business Americas Crayton Harrison sent out the following on Wednesday:

Hi all — today we’re announcing some moves to strengthen our editing ranks in the US, with two new hires and an exciting promotion. These additions bring a wide range of experience and perspective to an already strong group handling our company coverage, and they’re going to help us set our sights even higher for writing quality and reporting ambition.

Kelly Gilblom

Kelly Gilblom, a reporter on the media and entertainment team in Los Angeles, is getting promoted to editor, enhancing our capabilities on the West Coast. Kelly arrived in L.A. in late 2019, just in time for the utter collapse of moviegoing. She’s gamely covered the Hollywood studios throughout their struggles to get back on their feet. Before that, Kelly covered BP and Shell as an energy report in Bloomberg’s London bureau. She was an oil and gas reporter at Reuters in Nairobi before coming to Bloomberg. She’s also crafty — during the pandemic, she acquired a sewing machine, and she’s currently working on some baby clothes. Kelly has already taken on some editing duties and will transition to the role full time in the coming weeks.

Tonya Garcia

Tonya Garcia joins us from MarketWatch, where she’s spent the last seven years as a consumer/retail reporter, adding editing duties in the past few years. She’s covered food, retail, apparel and more in that role. Before that she managed the business page at, a lifestyle site aimed at Black women, and worked at industry publications PRNewser and PRWeek. Every summer you can find Tonya at the US Open — she’s been a tennis buff since she was a kid. (Jim Courier was an early favorite.) Tonya will start with us in mid-August in the New York bureau.

Graham Starr is coming to Bloomberg from Insider, where he’s edited the Big Tech team for the last couple of years and led a reporting staff of about 10 people to deliver scoops on Amazon, Google, Facebook and other giants. He’s also worked as an editor at The New York Times, New York magazine, Wired and The Atlantic. Graham is an enthusiastic hiker and musician — a very recent apprentice to the violin — and has built a few of the trails at Harriman and Bear Mountain state parks, near where he grew up. He’ll come on board just after Labor Day, also in New York.

Congrats to all three additions to our terrific editing crew.


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