The Associated Press’ Brad Skillman, who oversees the agate operations for the wire service, is leaving to become an editor for Bloomberg News.
Skillman was named director of AP’s Markets Information Group, which disseminates stock tables and other financial data to a variety of media, in 2003. Skillman, 38, is a native of Brookline, Mass., and a graduate of Swarthmore College, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in history. He has a master’s degree in business administration at New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Before running the agate, Skillman joined AP Markets in 2001 as the deputy director for content and marketing. Earlier, Skillman was AP’s assistant business editor, succeeding Steve Rosenfeld, who left to go to The New York Times. Skillman joined AP in December 1997 in the multimedia department and in June 1998 moved to business news, where he was the morning supervisor.
As the AP agate person, Skillman had to work with newspapers who were making changes to their stock listings, or cutting them altogether. He still believes in the future of stock listings.