Bloomberg hires new media reporter
Gerry Smith of the Huffington Post has been hired by Bloomberg News to cover the media industry.
He replaces Edmund Lee, who left in August to become managing editor at Re/code.
Smith is a technology reporter at The Huffington Post, based in New York.
Previously, he was a metro reporter at the Chicago Tribune. He has also written for Cox Newspapers in Washington D.C. and Agence France-Presse in Nairobi, Kenya.
Smith has a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.
He wrote a four-part series on the global trade in stolen smartphones that received an honorable mention from the Barlett and Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism. He has also written about computer glitches that caused major delays for foods stamp recipients in North Carolina.