Bloomberg layoffs total 55, hit DC and sports desk hardest

Chris Roush

Chris Roush is the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He was previously Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a former business journalist for Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He is the author of the leading business reporting textbook "Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication" and "Thinking Things Over," a biography of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster.

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  1. BlindingGlimpseoftheObvious says:

    No loyalty at BB ever. Mike Sillup? Wow. Manuela? I mean, these are people who are classic age-discrimination plaintiffs and have been good to Bloomberg and at Bloomberg for a long time. But they even did Matt Winkler, in a way. Mike should enjoy this world — the next will be unkind to him.

  2. Steven C says:

    Brenda Batten, what a sympathetic figure (not!)

  3. BizNewsReader says:

    Breaks my heart to see so many top-notch names on this list! I hope they all land well.

  4. BizNewsReader says:

    PS I wonder if Bloomberg’s famous giant salaries are becoming a problem. I once met an editor who made $250K, a small fortune in journalism.

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