Bloomberg News Washington managing editor and former bureau chief Mike Tackett is leaving to join the New York Times as an editor in its Washington bureau, multiple sources within Bloomberg confirmed Monday.
Before Bloomberg, Tackett worked for 28 years at the Chicago Tribune where he worked as a metro reporter and editor for six years before joining the national staff. He was the Tribune’s Washington bureau chief when he joined Bloomberg. He also worked as national editor at US News and World Report.
He was brought in to Bloomberg by Al Hunt from the Tribune as an heir apparent. Both he and Hunt were then eclipsed by Susan Goldberg, who was also recently eclipsed when Laurie Hays put in charge of DC as part of her recent appointment as senior executive editor.
Tackett joined Bloomberg in 2008. In 2011, he moved over to manage all of its political coverage as managing editor for government.