Bloomberg hires Allen from Politico
Craig Gordon, deputy managing editor of breaking news for Bloomberg News, sent out the following staff announcement on Wednesday:
In his time in Washington, Jonathan Allen has covered the White House, carried out a prize-winning investigation into favoritism in how Congress doled out taxpayer money and been a frequent contributor on many TV shows.
And in his spare time, he co-wrote a book about Hillary Clinton’s political rebirth at the State Department, due out February 11.
Now Jon has a new home: the Bloomberg Washington Bureau, where he’ll join the team covering the White House and report on the 2016 presidential campaign.
Jon joins us from Politico, where his career took him from turning “The Huddle” into a morning must-read to covering the Obama White House, and his sourcing put readers “inside the room” on stories ranging from the birth of Obamacare to the passage of Dodd-Frank.
Next month, Jon’s book with co-author Amie Parnes, “HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton,” hits bookstores. As you may have read already, it’s a behind-the-scenes look at Clinton’s time at the State Department based on dozens of interviews with Clinton insiders and others.
Anyone who knows Jon knows his professional enthusiasm is matched only by his personal generosity to friends and colleagues, something we will come to know well in the bureau. So please join me in welcoming Jon on board. We’re thrilled he’ll be here soon.