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Bennett named to new post at Bloomberg

January 16, 2007

Amanda Bennett, the former Wall Street Journal reporter and bureau chief whose last job was as editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, has been named executive editor in charge of enterprise at Bloomberg News, according to the Romenesko web site.

Amanda BennettRomenesko reported that Bennett and Bloomberg editor-in-chief Matt Winkler have known each other for 20 years, dating back to when both worked at the Journal. She will be in charge of more than 150 journalists at the news service.

Bennett had been at the Inquirer for three years. Before that, she was editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader and managing editor of projects at The Oregonian in Portland.

Bennett served as a Journal reporter for more than 20 years. A cum laude graduate of Harvard College, she held numerous posts at the paper, including auto industry reporter in Detroit in the late ’70s and early ’80s, Pentagon and State Department reporter, Beijing correspondent, management editor/reporter, national economics correspondent and, finally, chief of the Atlanta bureau until 1998, when she moved to The Oregonian.

In 1997 Bennett shared the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting with her Journal colleagues, and in 2001 during her tenure at The Oregonian, that paper won a Pulitzer for public service.

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