Bloomberg Businessweek editor Murphy steps down, replaced by Weber
Megan Murphy, who became Bloomberg Businessweek editor about 14 months ago, is leaving the publication and Bloomberg to spend more time with her family.
On Twitter, Murphy wrote, “I am so proud of all this team has accomplished. I am so grateful they let me go along for the ride as we relaunched the magazine with a new design but the same commitment to killer journalism. I have been inspired on a daily basis by their creativity and their dedication.”
Joel Weber, the editor of Bloomberg Markets magazine, is her replacement. Murphy replaced Ellen Pollock, who is now the business editor of the New York Times.
In an email to the staff, Bloomberg editor in chief John Micklethwait wrote:
“Just over a year ago, we persuaded Megan to take on another huge undertaking: the transformation of Businessweek and its integration into the wider newsroom. Since then she has been a tireless champion of Businessweek, overseeing its redesign and fighting hard to make sure that our best work appears in the magazine. Businessweek is much smarter, more global and on more platforms than ever before thanks to her efforts. Megan will be much missed — and we wish her well.”
Murphy, who joined the magazine in November 2016, was formerly the Washington bureau chief for Bloomberg. She has also been the Washington bureau chief for the Financial Times.
I have stepped down as editor of Bloomberg Businessweek (heart breaks). Juggling being the parent I want to be with the demands of this fantastic, amazing magazine has taken it’s toll. (For those who’ve wondered why I always seem to be in London!)
— Megan Murphy (@meganmurp) January 4, 2018
Murphy has also served as the law courts correspondent, investment banking correspondent and chief media correspondent at the FT. She also was the legal affairs correspondent at Bloomberg News and a securities lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a master’s degree from Columbia School of Journalism and a juris doctor from Northwestern University School of Law. She is from Chicago.
Talking Biz News interviewed Murphy in July about the magazine’s redesign and overhaul.