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AP tech reporter joining Bloomberg

December 10, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush


Jordan Robertson, a tech reporter based in San Francisco for the Associated Press, is leaving the wire service to join Bloomberg News.

In an email to the staff, AP business editor Hal Ritter wrote, “Sorry to report that Jordan Robertson is leaving us to join Bloomberg News as its lead reporter on computer security and Internet networking. Jordan has done a great job for us on the technology beat for six years, covering major tech companies and diving into fascinating topics like cyber security and the hacker culture. He has written numerous stories designated AP IMPACT. We’ll miss Jordan’s expertise and enthusiasm on the tech beat.”

In his going-away message to his AP colleagues, Robertson wrote, “I wanted to let everyone know what a pleasure it’s been working with you all for the past 6 years, and how hard it is for me to go. My time at the AP has been a thrilling ride and I’ve had a tremendous amount of fun getting in trouble on behalf of the AP, from having an Apple representative charge me like a linebacker for trying to talk to Steve Jobs, to being able to set my watch to HP’s remarkable consistency in generating front-page scandals, and hanging out with hackers who have delighted in reminding me that they probably read my e-mail.

“The breadth of stories I’ve been able to cover at AP is something I’ll remember fondly.

“I’ve had such a great time writing business and technology news for the AP and covering the larger-than-life characters that make Silicon Valley and the tech world tick. The team we have here pulls together in a serious way, and watching the AP machine spin into action on big stories is an amazing sight. We’ve done some outstanding journalism in my time here, and it’s been such a privilege to be part of that. I truly hope that our paths cross again.”

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