OLD Media Moves

Biggest Bloomberg cut is four-time Pulitzer winner

November 19, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Amid all of the layoffs at Bloomberg News on Monday was the departure of a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Sydney Freedberg, who had joined the news organization in 2011.

Freedberg had worked out of Miami. A recent story looked at the $110 billion stent industry in health care.

Before joining Bloomberg, Freedberg had worked for some of the nation’s great newspapers. She joined the St. Petersburg Times in 1998 after 15 years with the Miami Herald (over two stints) and held positions as well with the Wall Street Journal and Detroit News.

Along the way, she collected major journalism awards, a recognition of her skill at taking on tough subjects and writing stories of significant impact. At the Herald she worked on teams that won three Pulitzer Prizes, and she shared a Pulitzer for investigative work at the Detroit News.

She also began her journalism career at Harvard, as associate managing editor of the Crimson. She completed her graduate studies at Stanford University. In 1976, she joined the Staten Island Advance as a reporter and night city editor.

Freedberg was one of at least four journalists who worked on Bloomberg’s projects and investigations team that lost their job.

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