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Bloomberg hires Wakely as first UK national editor

January 25, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Victoria Wakely

Bloomberg News has hired Victoria Wakely as its first U.K. national editor.

She will start in April.

Wakely’s appointment takes place prior to a significant expansion of Bloomberg’s journalism targeted to U.K. audiences planned for the Spring.

In this newly created role, Wakely will direct coverage of the U.K. across all beats, setting the agenda in Bloomberg’s biggest European market. She will be responsible for expanding Bloomberg’s reach across all platforms, and developing news products that engage new audiences. Under her leadership, Bloomberg will grow its team of U.K.-focused reporters and editors.

“Victoria is a highly distinguished editor who has steered some of Britain’s most influential news programs,” said David Merritt, Bloomberg senior executive editor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in a statement. “We are looking forward to her joining Bloomberg, where her leadership and editorial talent will be invaluable as we expand our U.K. offering.”

Since May 2021, Wakely has served as senior adviser to editorial and charter review in the BBC Director-General’s office, a role in which she managed the Serota Review of BBC editorial processes, governance, and culture.

Prior to that, she was editor of BBC Radio 4’s ”World at One” and “World This Weekend” from 2018-2021, where she led a large team of journalists.

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