Elizabeth Fournier, managing editor of U.S. deals coverage at Bloomberg News, sent out the following announcement on Tuesday:
Hi all,I’m very excited to announce that Liana Baker will be joining Bloomberg as our new U.S. Deals Team Leader in New York, starting next week.
Liana joins Bloomberg after almost nine years at Reuters where she was most recently the deals team leader based in New York. As a reporter, she has covered beats including activist investors, cable and media companies and technology M&A, the latter of which led to an 18-month stint in San Francisco.Her scoops include Salesforce buying Mulesoft, Adobe’s acquisition of Marketo, PG&E filing for bankruptcy and the potential sale of Grindr for national security reasons. She was also the lead business correspondent at two Olympics — the 2016 Summer Games in Rio and Winter Games in Pyeongchang last year.Liana grew up in Montreal and moved to the U.S. to study journalism at Northwestern University.She’s an avid black diamond skier, likes to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and is a member of several book clubs. She lives in Hell’s Kitchen with her boyfriend and eagerly awaits the eventual return of the Montreal Expos baseball team.Liana will be joining Bloomberg’s New York, Chicago and San Francisco-based deals team, which in recent months broke IBM’s $32 billion deal for Red Hat, Centene’s $15 billion acquisition of WellCare and the Uber IPO valuation and price range.Please join me in welcoming Liana to Bloomberg and to the Deals team.Lizzie