Bloomberg hires Ishmael as ME of crypto
Bloomberg News head of breaking news Chris Collins sent the following memo to staff Wednesday:
I am delighted to announce that Stacy-Marie Ishmael is joining Bloomberg as the managing editor for crypto.
At the risk of stating the obvious, crypto is a story that touches everything from markets to economics, technology, politics and beyond, and it presents the newsroom with a remarkable opportunity for exceptional journalism and collaboration across teams. The breaking news comes thick and fast, and the appetite for analysis is enormous.
Stacy was the Editorial Director of the Texas Tribune from March 2020 until this past April, leading coverage of the pandemic, the deadly winter storm in Texas, the state’s economy, and the Black Lives Matter protests. Before that, she was senior editor at Apple and managing editor for mobile at BuzzFeed News, vice president of communities at the Financial Times, and a co-founder of FT Alphaville. She is also the Board Chair of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Stacy brings vast experience of innovation in storytelling and products, and as she puts it, at her core she will always be a markets reporter.
Reporting to Chris Nagi, Stacy will be responsible for leading all aspects, from building a global group dedicated to the coverage to creating new products across our platforms. Our work in this area to date has been outstanding and under Stacy’s leadership we are committed to building upon it in exciting and ambitious ways.
Please join me in welcoming Stacy to Bloomberg.