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Bloomberg Magazine editor dies

July 21, 2008

Frederic Wiegold, a senior editor at Bloomberg Markets magazine, died this weekend, according to an internal e-mail obtained by Talking Biz News that was sent to the staff.

“He was an amazingly talented editor, as anyone who had the pleasure of having copy handled by him can attest,” wrote Michael Nol, an editor at Bloomberg. “He’ll be sorely missed. It’s a great loss to Bloomberg and this profession.”

Wiegold had been New York bureau chief for Bloomberg, and a board member of the Overseas Press Club Foundation. He joined Bloomberg in 2002.

Wiegold also edited The Wall Street Journal Lifetime Guide to Money, and he was the personal finance editor at The Journal.

He worked for 18 years at The Journal, where he was a founding editor of the Money & Investing section and a contributing editor of Smart Money magazine.

Previously he was a vice president of J.P. Morgan & Co.; managing editor of World Business Weekly, a magazine published by the Financial Times; a reporter at the daily American Banker; and a news writer at WFLD-TV, Chicago.

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